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CELEBRITY – Ty Bennett – Commitment

Here is a great quote about Commitment from Ty Bennett…

“When you are interested you do what’s convenient, when you are committed you do whatever it takes.”

How committed are you
to making your wish come true?

The video below of Ty Bennett on stage includes his “Russian Train Story” and his pivotal moment where he decided to commit himself.


 What is your commitment to follow through
on your decision to build your wish?

“Commitment is following through on a decision after the emotion of the decision has passed.”

Another great commitment-related quote by Ty Bennett and the video below tells his story about following through on his decision to participate in a 100 mile bike trip with his father-in-law.  Check it out…


One more short video on Commitment
by Ty Bennett…


About Ty Bennett
– CEO, Entrepreneur & best selling author:

[Excerpt below is from Ty’s website,]

When Ty was 21 years old, he and his brother Scott started a business in direct sales, which they built to over $20 million in annual revenue while still in their twenties. Since that time, he has developed over 500 sales managers globally with sales and leadership in 37 countries. As a young entrepreneur, Ty continues to engage his team’s focus to grow sales. He uses the power of influence and storytelling to get buy-in to the vision of growing their multimillion-dollar sales organization.

With a natural ability to engage and empower others, Ty draws on his experience in the trenches to share real and tangible techniques about the principles of leadership that continue to create his success. The founder of Leadership Inc., who has been featured as one of the Top 40 Under 40, Ty is a young fresh voice providing interactive presentations that are engaging, dynamic and inspiring.

His clients include some of the most recognizable brands in the world such as: Coca-Cola, Subway, Wounded Warrior Project, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Remax. Ty has shared the stage with celebrities, Olympians and world-renowned thought leaders such as President Bush and President Clinton.

Ty’s best-selling books – The Power of Influence and The Power of Storytelling: The Art of Influential Communication – are used in graduate courses at multiple universities including MIT, as today’s version of “How to Win Friends and Influence People.”

In June 2014, Ty Bennett received the CSP Designation.  At just 32 years of age he is one of the youngest ever to receive the award in the shortest amount of time.  Less than 5% of speakers earn the CSP honor.

Ty speaks on the topic of Commitment, Leadership and more.  To learn more about him, visit



The Magic 1000

How many times will you try?
Are you willing to take 1000 actions?

The video below should spark some thoughts for you, especially if you are considering building a wish for yourself.


The Magic 1000

In a previous article we addressed “Why 1000 Actions are required” so we won’t talk about why “more options yields better results” or why “multiple options, routes and alternatives” can help you overcome the inevitable obstacles you will face.

The Magic 1000 actions are important because of the mindset that it fosters.  If we suggested that you list only 10 or 100 action steps, you could probably do that fairly easily.  You might even complete those steps but the likelihood of you achieving your wish would still be rather low.

Committing to 1000 actions is, for most people, the same as committing to doing “whatever it takes” to achieve your goal.  1000 actions would be nearly impossible to achieve in a week or even a month so it requires the extended commitment that is required to build your wish.

Think of it this way . . .

What if your wish was to keep your child safe?  You would “do whatever it takes” because failure is not an option that you want to even consider.  That same thinking, applied to a single wish with a strong mental focus, will guarantee the accomplishment of that wish.

Don’t lose sight of your goal . . .

Mental focus is required so that you can continue to make progress toward your 1000 actions.  When was the last time you added actions to your Action List?  Do you review it on a regular basis?  At a scheduled time each week or each day?

 Whatever it takes mentality

There is little that cannot be achieved through total commitment to a single goal.  When will you commit to a goal or wish that is worth taking 1000 actions?  Do whatever it takes to achieve your wish and don’t be like most people who spread their actions across 1000 things and achieve nothing.



How Long will it take?

Many people ask
“How long will it take me to complete my project using The Wish Builder process?”

The answer of how long your project will take depends on you.

  • If you complete one action per day, then it will take a little less than 3 years.
  • 3 per day = less than one year.
  • 10 per day = 100 days.
  • Bigger, more ambitious projects often take longer (but they don’t have to).

 Can I speed up the process?

Certainly.  Involving others and leading a team effort can get things done much faster than a single individual.  The Wish Builder is a great team building exercise and it often helps people find answers to problems they might find insurmountable by themselves.

Be sure to check back regularly since new ideas are constantly being added to this article and others on this website.  Remember, how long your project takes is up to you … and you can also learn ways to make it go faster.


Why 1000 Actions?

The 1000 Cranes (and 1000 actions) may seem like a lot more than would be needed to accomplish your wish, but there are good reasons why the number is so high.

First, more options yields better results.

Imagine the 1000 Actions approach like this…

Most people think that you set a goal, choose the path and it takes you straight to your destination like in the picture below.


Anyone who has tried to accomplish anything worthwhile knows that it is rarely that simple.  If it was that simple then everyone would keep their New Year’s resolutions and we all know that rarely happens.

So, what really happens?  Most likely, you will encounter an obstacle or challenge before you reach your goal which will require you to change your plan and take a different series of actions.


The bigger your goal, the more likely it is that you will encounter more than one obstacle …Slide3

Now, what if you are not able to squeeze between these obstacles?  Or maybe there is a huge wall that you can’t go through or over.

That is why you need to look at as many multiple options, routes and alternatives as you can so that you can achieve your wish.


Did you notice that sometimes an action taken in the “wrong direction” can come around and end up hitting the target?

Bottom line… Your wish deserves 1000 Actions

1000 Actions ensures that you meet your goal and your wish will be granted.  Be sure to brainstorm as many ways that you might achieve your goal as possible… and don’t leave out the impossible ways too.  One of those might actually come true !