"You always have two choices: your commitment versus your fear." — Sammy Davis, Jr.
A number of years ago I wrote one single word on a notecard and placed it on my computer keyboard so that I would see it everyday. That one word was “SERVICE.” It engrained in me a mindset to always be on the lookout for opportunities to be of service to others.
A couple years ago I chose a new word to commit to, and I’m so serious about this word that I literally wrote it in permanent marker in a stone. That new word that I set myself to accept into my Being is “SOW.” The idea is that I'm not so much concerned about the harvest right now; rather, I'm more interested in finding opportunities every day to invest in others.
An important point here is that it’s quite inconvenient carrying around a stone everywhere you go. But making and keeping commitments is not about convenience; it’s about following through. Merely deciding that we want to improve in some way is not enough; we have to actually make the commitment and do the work to see it through.
How can you make your commitments stronger? What daily reminders can you make for yourself?
Jonas Cain is an instructional designer, facilitator of fascination, and purveyor of positivity—helping to initiate and manage positive change for individual, team, and community growth.