This year has been a journey for me. From first finding my Purpose to second moving my feet CONSISTENTLY to putting that Purpose in action. To be honest, the easier of the two was finding my Purpose. The most challenging was being CONSISTENT in taking forward action. Its easy to do it for a week or a month but week after week, month after month is where the "magic" happens. Consistency is the currency of commitment. Consistency is the price you pay for your commitment. You want to lose weight? You can't just commit to working out one time. You must be consistent in that action to experience the "magic" of change. Easier said than done. Life will try and get in the way. Your gym my be closed, work out anyway. You get off late from work, work out anyway. You want to go out drinking with you friends, work out anyway. Consistency requires sacrifice. Whether you give up sleep, you must sacrifice. Whether you give up going out, you must sacrifice. Whether you give up FaceBook and Instagram, you must sacrifice.
I knew it was time to move my feet but how often was where I paused. I wanted to be "realistic" with my commitment. I didn't want to commit to something that I didn't know that I could do. A couple of issues with the previous statements if you hadn't realized yet. One I wanted to be "realistic" with my commitment. Being realistic is the killer of dreams. Being realistic encourages you not to do a thing because its not likely to turn out in your favor. Being realistic also keeps you existing in the same reality that you currently are. The next statement, "I didn't want to commit to something that I didn't know that I could do". The only one who controls whether I did what I committed to is me! So if I really am committed I will make it happen in spite of! Lastly, your comfort zone is a wonderful place, yet nothing grows there. If I only wanted to commit to what I knew I could do, I am not escaping that oasis, I am not growing. Realizing this, I committed to the uncomfortable. I committed to do what what I deemed unrealistic, to what I deemed illogical or nearly impossible. I committed to writing an article each week. I didn't know if I would have the time, I didn't know if I would have the topics. The only thing I knew is I was committed to my writing.
Something magical happens when you commit to something and are consistent with your execution. Doors that you didn't even know were there start to appear and open for you. Which is what happened for me. People were attracted in my life to help me move to the next level. Students appeared that I could only impact through the new skills I developed. Even more, belief in what new challenges I could overcome as a result of doing the unrealistic.
Be unrealistic in the pursuit of your dreams. Be consistent in your commitment and watch the magic happen!
I look forward to going #ALLIn with you
Dream BIG, Be Great