COMMIT TO MAKING IT A REALITY
“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 whch kills countless ideas and splendid plans. The moment one definitely commits oneself, all sorts of things begin to happen that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the committed decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of incidents, meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would come his way.” -W. H. Murray
In our last lesson we encouraged you to dream big and then write it all down.
Today it is important to refine those dreams and find out what you can actually commit to. This is the secret to NO Regrets.
Those who live and die beneath their potential often lacked commitment to their dream. They failed to adopt something called, “willingness.” Willingness is the attitude that you will do whatever it takes to make your dream a reality.
This was my shortcoming for so long. This is because whenever I said, “whatever it takes” I felt my self-preservation mode kick in, and I figured that whatever I wanted surely took more work than I was honestly willing to put in. True commitment would elude me.
Finally I created a vision that included my ideal lifestyle. I committed to achieving a certain income doing what I loved, aligned with my purpose, and with plenty of time off. My commitment was to my final big-picture vision, without focusing on HOW.
Amazingly after I committed to the final outcome, I started finding people that were doing just what I wanted to do, and I was able to model their success and make my own success story.
You can do this too. You can commit to making your vision a reality. And you must.
I said that I would help you overcome some common pitfalls of traditional goal setting.
First let’s look at four of them:
1. Unrealistic goals
2. Unclear goals
3. Failure to deal with the inner conflict regarding your goals
4. Inability to see and feel the desired outcome as already finished
- Remember there are no unrealistic goals, just unrealistic time frames.
There is nothing wrong with speed when it comes to taking action, in fact it is very desirable. Just be certain that you are staying in a place of confident motion, and not just haste.
As you check your goals – and you check on the inside of you. Make sure they are realistic while still being exciting.
-You want to have goals that are specific, at least visually and emotionally. Preferably let them be measurable, but not limited. For instance perhaps you want to make “at least” 20 thousand dollars a month, but not be limited.
Just know that you must give your brain something concrete to work with. It doesn’t know what to do with a goal of “I want to be happier.”
Failure to deal with the inner conflict regarding your goals
I really think this is one of the most important problems, and it’s why I spend so much time teaching on mindset mastery.
All our lives we are subconsciously forming beliefs about ourselves and our environment. If you end up with a specific image of yourself performing at a certain level, your subconscious mind will always be working to keep you in that comfortable place.
Chances are, your dreams and visions involve stretching larger than you’ve been before. Just know that when you commit to doing so, part of you will fight to maintain the status quo. That is a conflict you’ll want to eliminate, so you are in total harmony and a state of flow.
Inability to see the desired outcome as finished
Every big breakthrough comes after the dreamer becomes certain that the vision is a “done deal.” Start thinking, feeling and acting as someone who has already achieved the dream, and it will start becoming a reality.
You are not just dreaming idly, you are working “back from the ideal future.” This thing is within your grasp.
Commit to making it a reality.