Unleash Commitment: Lessons from Edison and Keller

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Harnessing Your Reasons Why

Discovering and embracing your “Reasons Why” is the key to igniting the emotional drive that will propel you towards your goals. These reasons are the driving force behind your aspirations, fueling your determination and commitment to see them through. By delving deep into what truly motivates you, you can tap into the wellspring of passion that will sustain you through the inevitable challenges and setbacks that arise on the path to success.

The Transformative Power of Commitment

Commitment is the cornerstone of achievement, the unwavering dedication that transforms dreams into reality. As Coach Dave so eloquently reminds us, commitment means making your goal a “must” – a binding pledge that failure is simply not an option. It is this unshakable resolve that separates those who merely wish for success from those who relentlessly pursue it.

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Unleash Commitment: Lessons from Edison and Keller


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Speaker: Dave Razo

And that’s all about changing your attitudes, changing your attitudes around that incremental failure, and giving you a new attitude to fail faster and fail forward.

Hey, Coach Dave, here again, I just wanted to follow up on our discussion, on our reasons why. And I emphasized it to you that it’s so important to go deep on your reasons why? Because those are what causes and gives you the emotion that can put you into motion. These are what will help propel you toward your goals. And it’s part of the reason why is your commitment, when you have enough reasons why you’re more committed. And just what does that mean? It means you’ve got a binding pledge that you are dedicated to the cause, that you’re going to make it a must, that failure is not an option.

I’m reminded of the story of Thomas Edison, who after failing 10,000 times to invent or create the light bulb. He was asked, didn’t you ever get discouraged? He said no, I didn’t get discouraged. And, I just figured out 10,000 ways not to invent the light bulb. So, his perseverance ended up lighting the world. I’m just finished up listening to a book called going for no. And that’s all about changing our attitudes. Changing your attitudes around that incremental failure and giving you a new attitude to fail faster and fail forward. In other words, making failure part of the process, then you can enjoy the whole process as you move forward.

Commitment means never giving up. I’m reminded of Helen Keller. Helen Keller was both deaf and blind. And she was an inspiration to all of her contemporaries in what she could do, and the books that she wrote. She continues to be an inspiration to us, even today. She is an inspiration of the power of the human spirit, the power of commitment. If she can do it, so can you. I’m rooting for you, Coach Dave here signing off with another short burst. Please like this video. Take care now, Bye-bye.

The Resilience of Thomas Edison

The legendary inventor Thomas Edison is a shining example of the power of commitment. After failing to create the light bulb a staggering 10,000 times, Edison’s response to being asked if he ever got discouraged was a testament to his unbreakable spirit:

“No, I didn’t get discouraged. I just found 10,000 ways not to invent the light bulb.” Edison’s perseverance and refusal to give up ultimately led to one of the most transformative inventions in human history, lighting the world and inspiring generations to come.

The Unwavering Determination of Helen Keller

Another inspiring figure who embodied the essence of commitment is Helen Keller. Overcoming the seemingly insurmountable challenges of being both deaf and blind, Keller’s life story is a testament to the power of the human spirit.

Through her unwavering determination and commitment to learning and self-expression, she became an author, activist, and an enduring symbol of the triumph of the human will. Keller’s achievements continue to inspire us today, reminding us that with enough commitment, any obstacle can be overcome.

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Embracing Failure as a Pathway to Success

As Coach Dave emphasizes, a crucial aspect of commitment is the willingness to embrace failure as an essential part of the journey. The book “Going for No” explores the transformative power of changing our attitudes towards failure, recognizing it not as a dead end, but as an opportunity to learn and grow. By adopting a mindset of “failing forward,” we can reframe setbacks as stepping stones, using each lesson learned to propel us closer to our ultimate goals.

Failing Forward with Resilience

Failure is an inevitable part of the path to success, but it is how we respond to it that truly matters. As Thomas Edison’s example illustrates, resilience and a willingness to learn from each setback can turn failure into a powerful catalyst for growth. By embracing failure as a necessary component of the journey, we can cultivate the mindset of “failing forward” – using each misstep as a chance to refine our strategies, expand our knowledge, and ultimately, move closer to our objectives.

Commitment and the Courage to Embrace Failure

Commitment and the courage to embrace failure go hand in hand. It takes immense resolve to continue pushing forward in the face of obstacles and setbacks, but it is this unwavering dedication that separates those who achieve their dreams from those who merely dream. By nurturing a deep understanding of our “Reasons Why” and fostering an unshakable commitment to our goals, we can develop the resilience and fortitude necessary to navigate the inevitable challenges that arise on the path to success.

Unlocking Your Potential: Start Your Journey to a Better You

The lessons imparted by Coach Dave, as well as the inspirational stories of Thomas Edison and Helen Keller, serve as a powerful reminder that with enough commitment and the willingness to embrace failure, we can unlock our true potential and achieve remarkable feats. By harnessing the emotional drive of our “Reasons Why” and cultivating an unbreakable commitment to our goals, we can embark on a transformative journey towards a better, more fulfilling life.

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Embrace Failure for Boundless Rewards

So, take a page from the playbooks of these legendary figures, and let their stories ignite the fire within you. Embrace failure as a necessary step in the process, and let your unwavering commitment guide you towards the realization of your dreams.

The path may not be easy, but with the right mindset and a steadfast determination, the rewards that await are truly boundless.

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Dave Razo

Author – Speaker – Leader – Investor

Dave spent a long and distinguished career as a pilot and leader in the United States Air Force. Along the way, he managed to obtain three graduate degrees.  As an investor in the stock market for more than 37 years, Dave has seen his share of ups and downs.  When Dave retired as a Colonel in 2006, he founded Razor Sharp Investments. Subsequently, he worked with an investment education company, teaching new investors how to handle their money, and then two brokerage firms doing the same thing. 

In 2012, Dave founded his own investment firm.  Dave has always been fascinated by the question, Why do people do the things that they do?  On his discovery journey, he encountered Tony Robbins. He worked with his event staff to eventually progresss through the Institute for Strategic Intervention as a coach, making him ideally suited to tackle the most formidable challenges in a relationship.  Dave continues to be committed to a life of service, mainly serving those struggling in their relationships over money.

Dave is dedicated to the values of
Integrity First  — Service Before Self – Excellence in All We Do.
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