“The price of success is hard work and dedication to the job at hand.” – Vince Lombardi.

It’s the beginning of a new year, and I want to wish you a very prosperous new year. If you have written goals down for the year, dedication is what you need to achieve them. Legendary American football player and coach Vince Lombardi said, “the price of success is hard work and dedication to the job at hand.” Dedicating yourself to a task is one thing, but what does it mean to commit yourself to your goals so thoroughly that it’s all you think about each day to achieve the ultimate success?


What Does Dedication Mean?

Dedication is the act of being entirely devoted to something. For example, if you plan to read 50 pages of a book each day for the next week, you ensure that you stick to your plan to finish the book as planned. You can dedicate yourself to a task or goal, a cause, your studies, sports teams, or another person. Dedication is a positive character trait that will most likely lead to your academics and life success. 

Please take a moment and remember that assignment or test you wrote. You gave the whole of your time, effort, energy, and full concentration without permitting anything to distract you or hinder you from completing it. The chances are that you probably scored high in that particular test. On the other hand, think about a test or exam you wrote that you did not do too well. The chances are that you were not as dedicated as the one in which you did well. Dedicated students are usually excellent students because they pay utmost attention to everything they learn.

To dedicate yourself to your goals, you must begin with the end in mind. You look forward and imagine that you have achieved your goals, and from there, schedule your most important tasks so that success is inevitable. If your goal is to become better in a specific sport, musical instrument, or skill such as writing or coding, the act of deliberate practice (which is another form of dedication) would be your guarantee to achieving that goal.

Dedication is one of the most powerful forces we possess to shape our lives and realize our goals. And if you want to check your commitment, check what takes the larger portion of your day. Is it sleep, reading, playing sports, watching TV, or just doing nothing? Someone once said, “Don’t tell me your priorities. Show me your calendar”.

It’s a new year, so I encourage you to set your goals and ensure you are dedicated 100%. It may not be easy, but it is not impossible.

If you have any comments or questions or are having difficulty sticking to your goals, let us know in the comments section below. At B2SL, we are committed to helping you succeed.





Henry Ibrahim is the Content Creator at B2SL. He loves working with young people to help them discover their purpose in life. You can contact him at ibrahim@b2sl.org.

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  • Fela

    If you will like to enback on a quest and you don’t have the materials you need to carry out the quest, what do you do then?

    • Success Bridge

      You will have to look for who will assist you with getting the material. Chat up Charles Adimah (one of our admin on the WhatsApp group) he will assist you further on this.

  • Ajilore Daniel O.

    Interesting 💯
    An act of making our readiness and willingness to attain success is by hard work and dedication…

  • Fortune

    Dedication also attests to following up with goals that are SMART!!!

    • Kingsley babaremu

      I just received a better way of fufilling goals

      • Ajani Ayomide

        Really inspiring…
        Thank you sir for the Enlightenment…

        More wisdom and insight….

    • Aruleba martins

      Nailed it.
      Dedication is the act of being entirely devoted to something.

  • Sodiq ajadi

    To achieve your goal is by hardworking and dedication.

  • Omole Eninlaloluwa

    Dedicated is one of thr powerful skills to achieve a goal

    So amazing

    • Oyedeji ifeoluwa

      Nice one
      Dedication is one of the powerful skills to achieve a goal or to attain a height abt successs

  • Ajagbe Ayobami

    I just know the way to achieve more goals, By seeing this
    And I have to improve in my handwork and dedication

  • Uzoagba Noble

    Dedication is the brother to consistency and committment.

  • Afolabi Daniel.

    To achieve a goal, one need to have a strong determination.

  • Maxine

    Ride on sir

  • Aiyedusho Victoria

    Wow……dedication is a prerequisite for success. No matter what we want to achieve, we should be dedicated in following it up. Thank you sir and a happy new year to you too sir.

  • Bimbo

    Thanks to the post it was helpful

    • Henry Ibrahim

      “And if you want to check your commitment, check what takes the larger portion of your day.” I found this to be more striking for me.

  • Aiyedusho Beatrice

    Dedication is a positive character traits that will most likely lead to our academic and life success…. thank you sir for this great piece

    • Afolabi Daniel.

      Dedication is the most inspirational power that a man can ever had, definitely, dedication leads to success with strong determination.

  • Kolajo Festus

    I’m very sure if Elon Musk is not dedicated, he will not be the richest today

  • Akumojud Nurat

    Dedication is the master key

  • @ fauzee

    Dedication is to dedicate your time in other to achieve an entire goal and to be smart to everything you doing.

    Thanks to B2SL intiative

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