It’s amazing how at times we think we are fully committed to a personal goal, a certain work project or even a physical challenge but we actually far from it. Whilst we may think we’re devoted to what we want to achieve the reality is different. Often when we’re not quite there with our level of commitment we don’t see the results we would like. So we need to re-evaluate. Ask yourself how truly committed are you to what you’re trying to achieve? Can you be doing more? Or less more effectively?
The quote below certainly resonates to me and my sporting journey. After five years of training for the heptathlon with minimal improvement I needed a dramatic change to qualify for the Olympics. Perhaps I wasn’t quite where I thought I was mentally? Reminds me of the old story about bacon and egg pie. The chicken is involved but the pig is committed! I think in my 5 yrs without progress I was more chicken than pig. However in the lead up to 2012 in terms of this analogy I was 100% porcine. As I result I improved literally 10x as much in 1 year than I had in 5! I realised in 2011/12 I had to let go of a lot of crap I was holding onto. Whilst I had thought I was “all in” but on reflection there were huge elements of self-doubt and too much noise going on in the background. I needed to get fully aligned with what I wanted to do.
Being bold enough to devote yourself to a goal is empowering, inspiring and allows you to truly unleash the masterpiece you desire. The energy of that commitment is infectious, causing others to join and assist the journey. I challenge you to commit, really commit to whatever you’re chasing and enjoy the stream of events that arise out of your courage…..It is magic and will bring you so much more than you imagine:)
“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 never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favour all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe