|Welcome to "SIMPLY SUSTAINABLE SUCCESS" - Feb 24, 2009:|
Helping You Create What Matters MOST in Life and Work --
With Whatever Life Throws At You!
Lovely today, here in Victoria, BC. Sunny, warm, very spring like. Luv it!
I may have to rethink my short newsletter strategy. My stats tell me only 1.5% of readers clicked on it. Maybe many people just read it in their browser. Ya think? Hmm…? What to do? What to do?
I'll experiment again with this format. Then the next one will be a full version. And we'll see how it goes.
The dictionary defines commitment as "devotion or dedication, for example, to a cause, person, or relationship." I think commitment is that, and more.
I think it is about choice, about choosing to create what matters—and then choosing to create your result, step by step. At each step, you choose again. You choose to take the step because you've chosen to create the result. In that way, you make your devotion to your result an active devotion.
It's a bit like the word "discipline," which conjures up negative images of forcing yourself to do what you don't want to do. But when you commit to something, when you choose to create it, then doing it--even things you don't like doing--becomes easier. You can see the connection between doing the task and bringing into being the end result you want to create.
So, I recommend thinking of discipline as the energy that arises from commitment, from making choices that support what truly matters to you. Then, things are more likely to flow for you. And you're much more likely to succeed.
> From Fit to Stretch: Creating Success On Your Terms
If you're looking for a bit more reading this week, please check out a revised article of mine, with complementary at http://tinyurl.com/fit-to-stretch
>This Weeks Quotes: "Commitment"
"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."
-- Mignon McLaughlin
"People think I'm disciplined. It is not discipline. It is devotion. There is a great difference."
-- Luciano Pavarotti
"It seems safe to say that significant discovery, really creative thinking, does not occur with regard to (challenges) about which the thinker is lukewarm."
-- Mary Henle
"Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes...but no plans."
-– Peter F. Drucker
"When you are clear about why you must do what you must do, you'll have no trouble finding the will and the commitment to step boldly forward. Make the attempt, as often as necessary, and you will surely make it happen."
-- Ralph Marston
"Those who love a cause are those who love the life which has to be led in order to serve it."
-- Simone Weil
To what are you committed? What do you most want to create?
Have a wonderful week! And please pass this on. I'd appreciate your help!
PS Just a reminder that there are 30+ articles at: http://hubpages.com/profile/Bruce+Elkin
and more at http://www.bruceelkin.com/writer.html