A Life Giving Moment: Commitment Births Changes Different Year-Different Choices Series Pt. 2
You are only as strong as your commitment. Partial fulfillment of assignments, tasks, ideas, and interpersonal covenants weaken you. When you offer a small percentage of your presence and a shallow portion of your power, you weaken everyone exposed to your lack of commitment.
Every person and everything to which you are committed deserve your best. Do not offer anyone or anything a remnant of your presence and power. Commit to showing up fully without distractions in all of your encounters and assignments. It is important to create realistic expectations of yourself. When you find that you are overextended, renegotiate your expectations and commitments. Perhaps you need to solidify your daily non-negotiable activities and plan accordingly. Perhaps you need to say, “No, I am not available” more often.
The qualitative difference between 2014 and years past is not reduced to an increase in the number of people who surround you or the number of ideas completed on your to-do list. The difference is in how well you treat the people surrounding you and the energy attached to the ideas that you offer.
1/6/2014 05:06:29 am
This is really powerful. The beautiful (former Alvin Ailey dancer) Dwanna Smallwood advises that we should do the things that give us oxygen. In many ways your sentiment remind me of the purposeful way we should engage the world in which we occupy. Thank you for sharing this affirmation!!
1/7/2014 11:49:58 pm
Brenda thank you for sharing! I'm learning that mindful living or being present and actively engaged in my immediate circumstances alleviates tension, stress, and worry because I am being intentional.
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