I recently read a story about a man named Sid Simon.
"One of Sid's highest priorities is his health and fitness. At 77 years old, he still bikes on a regular basis, takes supplements, eats healthy foods, and - oh yes - he allows himself a bowl of ice cream on the one day a month when there's a full moon. On Sid's 75th birthday celebration over 100 of his family members, closest friends, and adoring former students came from all over the country to celebrate with him. Dessert was standard birthday cake and ice cream. Only one problem, though - there wasn't a full moon. To cajole him into giving himself permission on the once-in-a-lifetime special occasion, four people who knew of Sid's commitment dressed as moon goddesses and entered the room carrying a huge full moon made out of cardboard and aluminum foil, so there would be a virtual full moon for Sid. But even with loving persuasion, Sid stood firm on his commitment and declined the ice cream. Sid knew that a 100% commitment is actually easier to keep, and he was unwilling to undermine years of success for other people's approval. " The Success Principles - Jack Canfield
"There is a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results." - Ken Blanchard
At A Spot For Tea we are committed to excellence and a superior tea experience. When we first started out we got alot of questions about why we don't serve coffee. Some customers were not very happy with our decision but I stuck to my original intent. We have 50 selections of loose leaf tea and it has become one of our main goals to educate people about tea and health and convert coffee drinkers over to tea drinkers. There is a coffee house on almost every major intersection...we wanted to be unique and different. Besides you can't smell the bouquet of tea's aroma when it competes with coffee. We're a TEA ROOM not a coffee room.
Only on a full moon do we serve coffee and its only during special events in the evening. When the moon comes out in its full glory.
Proverbs 16:4 "Commit your works to the Lord. And your plans will be established."