As an entrepreneur we always hear that it takes commitment to be successful; if you were like me growing up you understood as an athlete that commitment was about sacrifice and hard work. This is helpful, however, for entrepreneurs I think there is more. You should always take your commitments seriously; I think commitment is a three step process. The first step is to create the vision and know what you are committing to do, which in a business is extremely important. Next you must have the courage to see it through no matter what obstacles you face. When everyone says no to investing, or people say that’s crazy or impossible stay the course in courage. Finally you must have discipline to do both what you love to do and what is necessary for the commitment to reach completion. Sometimes in our business we have activities we do not love or even like to do, however necessary. So the next time you say you are committed look at these three steps to see if you are “really” committed.