Until One Commits

Poetry 2 min read
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Commit —

until commitment is made,
you’ll hesitate,
always open to a chance
to pull back
to perhaps procrastinate.

everybody knows
who’s ever made it over —
it’s not until you take
that leap of faith…
(that’s all it is…
a leap of faith.)

that’s when all Providence conspires
flowing with streams
of unexpected blessings.
Bringing forth all manners of
unforeseen designs.
It’s when you commit
that all the Universe aligns
to bring out the collaborators and
co-workers moving forward
towards a shared worthy goal;
flowing forth in a plethora of resources
you’d never known before.

So don’t fear the unknown,
Don’t fret the change;
Rather (bring it on),
And commit — again
and again,
after day.

And no,
we don’t know
nor can we say
what tomorrow holds
or what you will find,
yet I can promise you this —

Commit, because
there is awesomeness
of which you
ll stand
in amazement of,
waiting for you
on the other side.

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. 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 favour all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance which no man could have dreamed 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.

~ William Hutchison Murray

There is power in taking action and committing to a desired outcome.

Not only will it build internal trust (that is self-confidence), there is also the potential rewards that come with the commitment.

Every hero’s journey starts with the call to action, yet the story is driven forward step-by-step, day-by-day with renewed commitment. Mile’s ‘Leap of Faith’, Samwise’s next step out of the Shire, Frodo entering Shelob's Lair.

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Quick ideas that have helped me on overcoming hesitation and build the courage to commit to something:

  1. Find stories, evidence and examples of how others have done it before you. You won’t do it the same, yet you’ll see, it can be done.
  2. Past experiences of others have told us, you will live with more regret if you don’t take the leap. You’ll continually think ‘what if’.
  3. Join a tribe/community where commitment to action and desired outcome is the normal behavior.

Lastly, commitment creates a sense of urgency, not pressure.

From my understanding of the words, ‘urgency’ is self-determined and created from the inside, ‘pressure’ is from external forces out of our control.

There is an urgency to complete the task ahead of you, because the rewards on the other side of the leap may not be there forever.

So commit and let’s go be heros, resounding as we change the world with our stories and words.

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