“Until one is committed
there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back,
Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation)
there is one elementary truth,
the ignorance of which kills countless ideas
and splendid plans:
that the moment one definitely commits oneself,
then Providence moves too.
All sorts of things occur to help one
that would otherwise never have occurred.
A whole stream of events issues from the decision,
raising in one’s favor all manner
of unforeseen incidents and meetings
and material assistance,
which no man could have dreamt
would have come his way.”
– W. N. Murray
In recent weeks I’ve taken to a higher commitment for the things that are important in our life:
- I’ve committed to building our network marketing company, Freedom Enterprises.
- I’ve committed to reading 30 minutes from a personal development book, daily.
- I’ve committed to listen to a talk on success or topics surrounding success, daily.
- I’ve committed to reduce the distractions pulling me away from building our company (such as photography & some friendships).
- I’ve committed to increasing my own personal confidence.
- I’ve committed to being more fit.
I know that any commitment made often comes with opposition. As soon as we decide to cast off sweets, someone will offer us a piece of pie. When we decide to be at work on time, our car has a flat tire. Whatever it might be, it’s good to be aware that things appear to always be met with opposition. This is a good thing. You are being tested, forged even, in how serious you really are towards the goal.
One thing that I’ve noted is that when choosing to pursue important things, it’s much easier to check items off the list earlier in the day. If your goal is to read an hour, it’s much easier to do it first thing in the morning than to wait until you’ve had a full day of input to keep your mind reflecting on everything from your day… Trying to read at 11pm while ready for bed is a sure-fire way to miss the goal of your 60 minutes of quality reading.
I guess this is all to say that if I’m not on facebook often, or coming to visit or calling regularly, you’ll know that I’m busy working towards important goals. I invite you to come along in the process of being immersed in the gifts of life… As the movie “The Ultimate Gift” suggests: the gifts of work, friends, money, family, learning, dreams, problems, laughter, giving, gratitude, love, and the gift of a single day.
Please make today a masterpiece. Do amazing things, live thoroughly, love deeply, and grow and stretch towards your dreams.
Till next time,