Starting something new seems to have very bad connotations to most people. I think most people feel like they have to make a lot of progress in a new endeavor before feeling like they can share it with the people around them. I think we have to break out of this fear and try something new more often. It’s not so bad to be new at something or to make mistakes along the way, basically that’s what life is going to be like anyway. If you do keep trying new activities, maybe you’ll find your new passion in life along with other people to share it with. Also, the more we fill our lives with good activities that we’ve decided we want to do, the more old, negative behaviors will fall away. Give it a try and see what you think. Try something new today and let me know what you’ve started. I’ll be doing some new strength training exercises that I’ve been putting off.
What does commitment mean to you? On the web, I find most of the talk of commitment to be talking about men and their fear of commitment to a relationship, but I’m talking about the commitment to a stated or written goal. When you create a goal what things will get in the way of accomplishing that task?
Too many people use any failure as an excuse to quit the goal completely. Everything you’ve done so far up to the present moment should push you forward to make the new reality occur rather than every missed opportunity causing doubt and keeping you from continuing.
I am committed to my goals and I will press ahead on them unless catastrophic problems arise. You can recognize these problems because they simply cannot be dismissed. I will also review and set new goals on a consistent schedule. What new task can drive you to new motivation?
Today, I’m starting to prepare for next year. It’ll be the most ambitious year of my life. I have a lot to do just to prepare for 2011! I’ll let you know more soon.
The facebook site Your Potential Power today mentioned a great quote from Ram Dass from his book How Can I Help: “We are all just walking each other home.”
It’s so easy to get caught up in life and forget the path we are on. None of us knows for sure what this life is about and why we are here, but we do know what is going to happen to us eventually in this life. We must remember each day that our lives are short and precious. We’ve got to make the most of each moment and help each other along the way.
The other quote that I like that has to do with a short life comes from Henry V (Act 4, Scene 5). There is a moment when the leaders of the French can see that the battle is most certainly lost. It’s moving to me because he realizes that he is fully responsible and knows what he must do. He might as well get in there and fight as he has lost everything. I remember it as motivation if my life ever becomes so irretrievably destroyed. The Duke of Bourbon: “The devil take order now! I’ll to the throng: Let life be short; else shame will be too long.”