This week I decided to choose a word to write about that is powerful, packs a punch in many areas of our lives and starts with the letter C.
And that's C for COMMITMENT ~ to be in the state of being dedicated to the cause or the activity, emotionally and intellectually devoted.
What comes up for you on this? In a world over full with options today, we have more choice than ever in so many areas of our lives. Does this contribute to more or less commitment?
This quote is the perfect segway from the previous six weeks where I've been focusing on a powerful sequence starting with the process of setting your big and powerful goals, understanding how to attract what you need, to then take the action. Sounds straight forward enough however if you missed it or you're new to this weekly journal, you can catch these at www.transitionpoint.com.au
- SET POWERFUL GOALS - the beacons that light the way.
- ATTRACTION - become the magnet for success.
- MOTIVATION - to access that feeling of having wind beneath our wings.
- BE IN ACTION - there is no magic without motion.
- CELEBRATION - an acknowledgment that rewards and feeds your spirit.
- TROUBLESHOOTING - freeing up the blockages
Commitment is making the decision to stay the course, to dig deep, riding out the not so great times because great times come and go like the seasons.
I was at the cinema over the weekend and saw the preview for Sherpa which I intend to see. The Sherpa's, committed to their roles, doing it because it's their livelihood to provide for their families, and at a guess could have a different "why" they're doing this in contrast to the "why" of the mountaineer.
Following on in the spirit of climbing mountains, either for real or the Mt Everest in our mind, today I'm loving this piece on commitment by Scottish mountaineer, W.N.Murray to share with you.
Who knows what was going on at the time to inspire him to write these words on a Himalayan expedition back the 'fifties'. What I know for sure is he would have made a commitment to not allow temporary set backs to get in the way of his journey.
W.N.MURRAY The Scottish Himalayan Expedition 1951
Until one is committed, There is a hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness.
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 favour all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way.
I have learned a deep respect for one of Goethe's couplets: "Whatever you do or dream you can do...begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Do it Now!"
For you, get clear on your 'why' with a cross check for your level of commitment ~ then stay the course until.