Thursday, February 24, 2011

Commit, Accept, Go!

Seeing what you want is one thing. Believing you can achieve it is one thing. Totally accepting all possible outcomes IS A WHOLE OTHER THING!!

In order to attain anything in life, we must be 100% committed to our journey, believing we will get there. Unfortunately, many leave out a very important piece to this puzzle: Acceptance! Commitment is impossible without acceptance. Accepting the fact that we can only control the process, allowing the result to simply be, allows us to let go of performance anxiety... making commitment automatic.

Acceptance brings true inner piece, as it washes away the worry of results. "It'll be what it needs to be," I remind myself daily. To fully accept grows confidence and a willingness to commit to all decisions, without hesitation.

Think about a specific time in your life where you worked hard for something, yet never fully accepted the future outcome, good or bad. Did you truly commit and feel peaceful about your process?

There's no better feeling than completely letting go of the anxiety that attaches itself to results. The only way to attain this feeling is acceptance. Commit, accept, go!


Annie, The Amazing Shrinking Girl said...

Are you some how reading my mind?!?! Everything you talk about is something I'm going through now (as I'm sure many people are). But anxiety and pressure is what's killing me right now and this is going to help me deal with it.

Rettakat said...

Hey Annie... he was reading my mind too!!

Thanks for this... perfect timing for me. Today I posted my new goals. And I didn't know how to explain that I was going to give it my all, but couldn't say exactly what the results would be, yet that was okay. I thought that was being wishy-washy, and not committed or something.

The way you explain it, though, shows me that IS the right approach. So I hugely appreciate this!!

Dayne Gingrich said...

You're both going to be frightened to know... I DO read minds. Sorry I never told u b4! ;-)

This concept is so vital, it's hard to put into words. Whe we learn to truly accept, life becomes infinitely easier.

Thanks fort taking the time to comment.

Become the 1%!

Amelia said...

I love this true.

I started a job last week and my first thought was. "how in the world am I going to work, take care of the kids, clean the house & still have time for ME (workouts, logging my food)?" Your post today described exactly what i was thinking...i just HAD to do it. There is no try....

And its getting easier the more I accept/commit to it :) Great post!

Dayne Gingrich said...

Thanks, Amelia.

Wow, you're busy. Sounds like it could be very easy to just let down and allow it to just happen.

It's tough to say, "there is no try," isn't it. We're programmed to say TRY. Glad you like the post.


Sara said...

I love this post!

I have long believed that surrender doesn't equal failure--acceptance is key!