"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?
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Jonas Cain is a Positivity Consultant, Learning Experience Designer, and Facilitator of Fascination for Hashtag Positivity, a social entrepreneurship helping emerging leaders and their influencers stay alive, smile, and thrive through the development of social emotional skills.