Haiti’s Earthquake Struck January 2010
Each January 12th, we commemorate the anniversary of Haiti’s earthquake where more than 230,000 people died and a country’s infrastructure was destroyed. Haiti still suffers major challenges: cholera introduced by foreign peacekeepers is still present, tens of thousands still live in tent slums, and over 60% continue to live in extreme poverty. Billions in aid went missing.
Today we pause, remember, recommit. Then we get back to work.
Haiti: an endless list of tragedy?
How does one stay committed in a place that challenges every aspect of our short attention span? (she asks from the comforts of a warm office next to a stocked refrigerator, clean water, and having never slept in a tent city where personal safety depends on a nylon wall)
Turns out there are characteristics that separate people who are (and are not) committed.
Those who decide to live all out vs. those who just (decide) to live are different. Those who have commitment and live all out:
- demonstrate unrestrained almost blind dedication (ambition?)
- devote time whenever time permits
- focus on what’s important – including pivoting when it’s required
- acquire new skills and solutions while remaining accountable
- require daily, weekly then monthly goal-setting
- inspires others to join in
- excel when you join a community (surround yourself with like-minded people who expect your success)
How do you stay committed? Leave a reply below or join the conversation on Facebook or Twitter or Instagram. Then send an email, text or call your favorite Haitian today with 4 simple words: I remember with you.