Committing to a goal is scary. You know why? Because we are scared of failure. We are scared of others judging us. We are scared of letting ourselves down. Far too often we relate our self worth with what we have, or what we’ve done. THAT IS A MISTAKE. All of us have worth independent of what we have or what we’ve done.
There is great power in fully committing. It is only when we fully commit that we push ourselves to the greatness that is within us.
When you make a decision visible to others (colleagues, friends, family), you are putting yourself out there. IF YOU FAIL, YOU FAIL VISIBLY.
You know what however…
I’VE NEVER FELT SO STRONG IN MY LIFE AS WHEN I AM FULLY COMMITTED.
Failure and fear can only take hold of you if you let it. You are the master of your own emotions.
So fully commit. Don’t be afraid to set a goal. Put it out into the world. Give your absolute best to achieve it, and regardless of the outcome know that you have done your best. ATTRIBUTE YOUR SELF-WORTH TO YOUR EFFORT, NOT TO THE RESULT.
Here is a quote that I try to live by:
“Until one is committed, there is 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 move 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 favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now”
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe