"It is said that before the Buddha awakened, he sat down and established the intention that he would not get up until he was fully realized. In that moment the power of his dedication aligned his mind, heart, and body, and there was no glancing or wandering away from the moment. I believe that resolved intention was his enlightenment. He was ‘here and now’ to stay. What we renounce in Dharma practice is a partial heart, because such an unresolved presence is an incomplete embrace of the moment.”
Smith R. "Stepping out of self-deception. The Buddha's liberating teaching of no-self." Shambhala, Boston, 2010.