Archive for Commitment
I must be the biggest, strongest, loudest, and most unrelenting advocate and driver of my dreams. If I am not for myself, then who will be? Today I will rally my cause and will stand up for those things that I most desire in life.
Today I am reminded that why I want to achieve my goals really reflects the fire that burns deep inside my soul; it’s my desire seeking expression. I have become so focused and so extraordinarily committed to why I want to achieve my goals that I am willing to step outside my comfort zone despite the terror I feel. I am willing to stretch myself in ways I never thought possible before now. I am able to move through all the self-doubt, because the why is so truly important to me.
Isolation is a dream killer. Today I entrust my dreams to the Universe and am committed to taking whatever action is necessary to make them come true.
Everyone needs a purpose larger than themselves. They need to feel and believe they have something worthwhile to do, to be, and to give. Today I will recommit to my life’s purpose.
Every once in awhile, advertising dollars are spent on a message that actually touches lives rather than sells merchandise. I was recently reminded of the power that advertising has and wanted to share an ad that literally changed how I viewed the world and my role in it. This is Nike’s message (and no, I don’t receive a single thing for sharing this message):
“All your life you are told the things you cannot do. All your life they will say you’re not good enough or strong enough or talented enough, they’ll say you’re the wrong height or the wrong weight or the wrong type to play this or be this or achieve this. They will tell you no, a thousand times no until all the no’s become meaningless. All your life they will tell you no, quite firmly and very quickly. They will tell you no. And you will tell them yes.“
“Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Louis Pasteur, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.”
~ Jackson Brown Jr., writer
Living a life that matters is a choice. The life you have today, right now, is the life you created. It’s the result of all of the choices you’ve made up to today. If your life is not what you had hoped it would be, then make a conscious decision to make it better.
When you begin to understand that your life is comprised of a series of choices that you’ve made – for better or for worse – and that you can make different choices now, then truly phenomenal transformation is possible. When you adopt the mindset that you’re choosing to do something rather than feeling and believing that you have to do something, you put yourself in a position of power. You become the driver in your life.
The only thing that you have complete control over in your life is what you think at any given point in time, and your thoughts influence your feelings and your actions. People who achieve what they want in life, people who are considered successful, think differently than less successful people.
Start each day with the firm belief that amazing things are going to happen that day. Choose to start each day knowing that today is YOUR day! Decide that you are going to focus on the good, the positive, the kindness shown you, the generosity of others, and the possibilities that are available to you.
When you deliberately and consciously think about the good and the wonder and magic in the world and in your life right now, you will begin to experience more positive feelings and actions.
What you think is a choice – it is always a choice. It is under your control. So choose wisely!
On a scale of 1 to 10, how committed are you to creating the life you most desire? How committed are you to taking whatever action is necessary to achieve your biggest, boldest dreams?
The magnificent thing about being human is that we have an endless capacity for growth. If you have the desire to change something about yourself or your life, there is a way in which to make it happen. But it will only happen if you are 100% committed to doing everything in your power to achieve what you want even if it means stepping outside of your comfort zone.
Being committed to creating the life you most desire means that you will take immediate action when opportunities that come your way, and when the opportunities you need or want to appear seem to elude you, then you’ll go out and create your own opportunities. Don’t sit home and wait for opportunity to knock on your door. Get out there, and knock on opportunity’s door!
Not surprisingly, once you make a steadfast commitment to achieving your biggest, boldest desires, you will find opportunities often seem to “magically” appear and doors that were once closed “magically” open. Of course, it isn’t really magic. It’s just that once you’ve committed heart and soul to your dreams, you then begin to view the world differently, and you start to really see things for the first time – things that were always there but that you never noticed before because they didn’t hold any special meaning for you.
Wishy-washy commitment doesn’t work and neither does hedging your bets. Know what you want with absolute clarity, and then take direct, committed action to get what you desire. And above all else, don’t make excuses; excuses come from those who are unable to commit to anything in life. Don’t let your life become overrun with “I should have…” or “I could have…” or “I wish I had….” Instead, fill your life with “I did it,” “I accomplished it,” “I overcame it,” “I fought for it,” “I achieved it,” and “I committed to it.” Consistent, unwavering commitment will make all the difference in your life, so commit now and commit big!
“Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly and do every day what should be done, and every sunset will see you that much nearer the goal.”
~ Elbert Hubbard, publisher
As vibrant human beings we hunger for meaning in our lives, for a purpose that is bigger than ourselves. We want to leave an imprint on the world; we want to leave a legacy for future generations. We want people’s lives to be better, because we were here. We want to know that we’ve mattered and that we’ve made a difference before we die.
Your purpose transcends all of your goals. It is the umbrella under which all other things in your life can be found. It is the thing that connects all parts of your life to your soul. It is the energy that drives you each day, that propels you to do even more powerful and meaningful work. It is the force that reminds you that you are truly alive.
Purpose is intimately tied to passion. You can think of purpose as the reason you take specific action or the end result of having taken that action. Passion, on the other hand, allows you to fulfill that reason; it helps you get to the end result. Passion suggests desire which, when expressed through you, demands that you take action to fulfill your purpose.
Too often, though, people spend their lives living someone else’s purpose. When you live someone else’s purpose, you will find yourself constantly disappointed with life, because what you are doing, how you are spending your time, never truly fills your soul. You know in your heart of hearts that you are not being true to yourself. Your purpose, your passion, and your contribution are about who you are at your very core; it is not about the person that someone else wants you to be.
When you live on purpose, you will enjoy peace of mind, and you will feel, think, and act more alive. Living on purpose means that you are living a life that matters. You are energized, you are driven, you are grateful, and you know you’re making a difference. Living on purpose brings you peace of mind and a joy that only the heart truly understands.