Monday, January 30, 2017

Only Forward: Personal Evolution, Simplified

Guest Post  - Edited by Richard Kent Matthews

Commitment: The act of binding yourself (intellectually, emotionally, spiritually) to a course of action.

You can never--NEVER--realize your dream without being committed to its fulfillment. 

The following four commitments are gentle but don’t let the softness fool you. These commitments can change the direction of your life. But do you want that? As writer Joe Dispenza says, To change is to break the habit of being yourself.” 

Many claim that they want to move forward while their feet are glued to the floor. If you are NOT among that number, then these commitments will help you move toward whatever it is you want to accomplish:

1.   Let go of the past. We all have memories we want to keep, of course, but most of us do not live in those memories. Letting go of the past means committing to forward movement, taking the best from what you have learned and experienced, using all that make this present moment and the next the most interesting they can be.
2.   Tell the truth. Acknowledge what is, ensure that your perspective aligns with your highest values, embrace the incredible complexity of life, recognize that what you believe today may change tomorrow. Your future self may have different tastes and ideas.
3.   Be supportive and helpful. Give of yourself without cynicism or negativity.
4.   Pick something to improve yourself. Focus on growing rather than on judging, complaining, and whining. Yes, we know you have troubles. So do we!

It’s simple to become and maintain your best self. Not necessarily easy, but simple. 

Here’s a bonus: Be authentic, find a purpose, develop compassion, seek wisdom. It all takes courage. You already have it. But then, you knew that, right???

“The moment you commit and quit holding back, all sorts of unforeseen incidents, meetings, and material assistance will rise up to help you. The simple act of commitment is a powerful magnet for help.” Napoleon Hill

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