In our last +1, we talked about the importance of making a commitment.
We spent some time soaking our souls in some W.H. Murray wisdom about the fact that “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 moves too. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meeting 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 can do or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.”
Then we talked about the fact that it’s not about the CRAZY huge commitments per se.
Murray tells us: “... but when I said that nothing had been done I erred on one important matter. We had definitely committed ourselves and were halfway out of our ruts. We had put down our passage money—booked a sailing to Bombay. This may sound too simple, but it is great in consequence.”
Then I encouraged you to buy YOUR ticket to sail to Eudaimonia.
Quick check in…
Have you WOOPed your big dream and decided whether or not you want to pay the price for that ticket yet?
LET’S GO, HERO!
What’re you waiting for?!
It’s time to move from Theory to Practice to Mastery Together… TODAY! 🤓 🙌
Today I want to chat about some parallel wisdom on the life-changing power of (relatively) simple commitments.
In his great book, Mastery, aikido master George Leonard tells us: “It’s instructive to watch the immediate surge of clarity and energy during training that comes from the simplest act of writing one’s name on a notice.”
In his case, the “notice” he wrote his name on was his commitment to test for a next level of mastery in aikido.
That’s Today’s +1.
My question for you is simple…
What “notice” do YOU need to put your name on?
It might be a 5k or a Spartan Race or a business plan competition or a dating site you’ve been meaning to sign up for or a workshop you’d love to host or…
You tell me.
Is it time for you to commit and take that next baby step?
Day 1. All in.
LET’S GO, HERO!!!