My question for you this week is, as we’ve been talking about choice for February, “Are you honoring your commitment to choose?”
I was thinking of this. I’ve chosen to commit to getting up at 6:30 am and writing for 10 minutes. And I put my timer on, easy peasy, on my phone, 10 minutes. And I’m like, “Oh, I think I’ll write for another 10” or “I just finished up that first 10.”
But my commitment to me and the book that I’m creating fearlessly every day is I want to get it done. Well, you’ve got to get up and get it done. That’s a commitment to me. I am committing to the book. I’m committing to the feelings, the awareness, the sensations to what this will create in the world.
And how do I do that? Well, like with all my clients, what do you want to create six months from now, three months from now? Let’s chunk it down. So I chunked it down to 6:30 am every morning.
Last night I went to bed thinking, “Oh, I wish I wish tomorrow was a no-no day. I’m just going to lie in bed.” And I indulge in that. And then I get up at 6:30 am and I say to myself, “Well, you could lie in bed and you’re not actually honoring your commitment to 6:30 am writing, no goals go forward tomorrow.
And the next day, as easy as it is for me not to honor that commitment today, it’ll be just as easy and even easier for me not to follow up with my commitment to reading in the morning. And then before you know it, I will not be honoring my commitment to what I’m asking to create in the world. You see how that works? We choose all the time.
Where do you want to be?
Whether we acknowledge it or not, we are choosing. So, I’m asking you, are you actually honoring your commitment to choose, or are you saying “No, I don’t have any choice. I don’t feel like it, I can’t write”? Well, my question for you is how far is “I don’t feel like it and “I can’t” going to create and where do you want to be 6 months from now? A year from now?
Are you willing to chunk it down? That’s how I play with my clients. We chunk it down to manageable steps and we honor that commitment to each step and acknowledge and appreciate and celebrate. Like today when I was writing, I was like, “Oh, I don’t want to.” And I said, “Nope, get up, get downstairs, put the timer on.” And I was committed to choosing this book. I’m listening to what this book is asking of me. I’m walking my talk and being fearless every day in committing to what I’m choosing. So that’s my request of you. Are you committed to what you’re choosing? And if you’re not, change it.
If it doesn’t bring you joy or if you don’t get a sense of “Oh yeah, I get a sense of what this will create.” If you’re not being more of you in your commitment to what you’re choosing, do something else and commit to that, even if it’s just for one day.
Are you committing to the choices you’re choosing?
I wonder what that would create for you. Are you committing to the choices you’re choosing? And if not, if you’re saying to yourself, “Well, Susan, I don’t even get what I want to commit to” or “Oh, I really need some help with this,” contact me and let’s get on a call together. Because often when it’s all foggy and you don’t have a sense of it, when we chunk it down, when we take it apart together, you get a sense of “Oh, that honoring of me, that honoring of that commitment to choose, that’s who I truly be.” Let’s see what we can create together. Because sometimes you just need somebody else with fresh eyes to open up what’s available to you. It’s always been available to you but you actually couldn’t see.
Live boldly, love greatly, be that fearless leader you came here to be because the world needs more of you and your special sauce, not less. Join me in the Congruent Living for Seekers and Creators Facebook group for people just like you, just like me. You know what they say? When two or more are gathered, I wonder what magic we could create together? Bye-bye.
~Susan Lazar Hart