Friday, January 14, 2011

I Like Commitments Better

Happy New Year! Instead of resolutions, make commitments!

Commit to a new mindset, beliefs, and actions. Live these, rather than only talking about them. Become these commitments, beginning with every morning you wake. Stare at yourself in the mirror and look within... deeper than ever before.

Your mindset is there, waiting to maximize it's potential. Like many other things in your life, it won't make you change. It will wait and wait... until you're ready to step another type of path. When you do finally commit to those steps, it will take you places you've only heard others talk about.

Commit to a new way of looking at people around you. They're struggling with their own challenges. Remember this always. When you're tempted to bark... say you understand instead.

We only have DO or DON'T. The word, "try" doesn't exist. Don't try anymore... DO! Do now. If not now, then when?

My thoughts are with you, as this new path is created.

8 comments:

Powdered Toast Man said...

I totally agree. "Try" is such a wimpy word. I learned that from a motivation book. You are very wise sir.

Lauraa said...

Exactly my plans :D

Dayne Gingrich said...
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Dayne Gingrich said...

Powdered Toast and Lauraa,

Thanks for stopping by. I'm glad you both agree. TRY is so overused. DO is rarely thought of.

2011 is going to be an awesome year!

Dayne

spldbch said...

I think it is best to start with a small commitment at first; this increases the likelihood that you will stick with it. Success often builds upon success. When you are able to stick with a small commitment you become more confident and more motivated to make a slightly larger commitment. Little by little the change sneaks up on you. I think that this is how change happens most often - in small steps.

Dayne Gingrich said...

I love "small step change" Melody. It definitely builds on top of itself. Great point.

Hope you're doing well.

Dayne

Rettakat said...

"Commit to a new way of looking at people around you. They're struggling with their own challenges. Remember this always. When you're tempted to bark... say you understand instead."

Very meaningful to me right now. Exactly what I needed to read. Thank you so much for sharing.
Loretta
=^..^=

Dayne Gingrich said...

Thanks for the comment, Loretta. Your journey looks like it's going well!

It's too easy to "bark," isn't it? Much more difficult (which means growth) to say "I understand."

Thanks again,
Dayne