We’ll look at the critical components that are essential for success – one at a time. You could call it mindset, a pattern or even a belief. Because at the end of the day, they’re all very related.
Let us start with commitment over convenience. Can you relate to that?
It doesn’t matter whether you’re working in a job, or you’re trying to build your own business, or whatever else it is that you’re trying to do. That is secondary. If it does not motivate you or turn on your inner spark or get your fire going – you’re not going very far with that.
Would you agree?
And I’m saying that because when we have that inner spark, it gives us the motivation to keep going and going and going. It’s almost like you are on a non stop fuel of sorts. And people around you keep wondering as to how you can keep doing so much and stay so motivated and positive. Plus be successful at what you do.
Success can sometimes feel like magic and commitment is one of the key ingredients to make this magic happen.
Let’s take a quick peek at the two words – commitment and convenience. I’m defining it from my perspective and how I relate to them. Words are important as every word has its own vibrational frequency. This resonance and how you relate to it is going to determine how you feel about that word.
When I talk about convenience – it is all about “I’ll do this when I can”. I’ll give this a try when I feel like it. I may or may not do it. I don’t know if I really want to do it. There’s a lot of ifs and try in the picture. Which means there’s a very high chance it’s not gonna happen. There is no certainty in convenience.
For example it could be wanting to eat healthy, be more active or exercise, working on goals, etc. There is a desire that is not proportionately matched by action and progress.
Doing it when or if you there’s nothing else to do. Or it could hide under a million other priorities that are demanding your attention. By the time you get to that task you’re either tired or sleepy or there is no motivation to get you going. And it just does not get done. So that’s convenience.
It happens, if it happens, or not. Too much going on out there with too many moving parts. Basically you’re not in control of what’s going on, you’re tossed around and you just do whatever comes your way.
On the other hand, commitment means you’re doing it no matter what. It is non negotiable.
So no matter what else is going on, you fit it in and just do it. Maybe you had planned an activity for an hour and that didn’t happen. But you worked on for 15 minutes. That’s your way of telling yourself you are committed to taking action.
This could happen at work, in your business, to your purpose, in your personal life or anywhere. At the end of the day, there are no excuses. You’re doing it and you’re committed to making progress. You may or may not see results right away but you’re taking consistent action that helps you move forward.
Commitment also brings you face to face with a lot of your fears, beliefs and patterns that have kept you stuck for the longest time. These have always been there at a subconscious level – whether you’ve lived with it all your life or you were born with it or raised that way. Unless we face them and decide to overcome these issues, they’re all going to stay and stop you from moving forward!
Part of finding the inner spark and turning on that inner passion on is committing to stick with it. It’s like signing a contract – a non-negotiable one that is. What we commit to will get our time, attention, resources no matter what else happens in life. For me that’s my purpose and that’s always my #1 priority!
Pause and compare these two words – commitment and convenience. Think about how it is showing up in different areas of your life. What is coming up? Is it from a place of commitment or convenience? If nothing is coming up right now, that’s okay – reflect on the happenings of the last few weeks, months may be years. Make a list and see how they fit or not.
The results speak for themselves (plenty of experiences I can share here). lt is not how much time you spent on different activities but it is the outcome that matters. These results will tell you whether it was from a place a commitment or convenience!
So what did you find out? Share your experiences with us. And if there is anything I can support you with, let me know.