Once you truly understand that opportunities are in front of you every day, you can take the next step towards recognizing it. Many people known for their great successes had commitment to act on the opportunity they saw. Commitment takes self-discipline, the will to follow through—to act on something, to take initiative, and complete the task. Add character to that which you develop, often in your sub-conscience. It is a state of mind, an automatic reaction to any situation.