It’s happening. The very thing that Napoleon Hill wrote about in his book, “Outwitting the Devil”. Success does come by way of determination backed up action. Might I add, today marks 2 weeks of writing for 14 days straight!!! Record-breaking! Who am I becoming??! OH! I know! The new Quita! Have ya’ll met her yet?! HERE SHE IS!!! 😀 I’M Amazed at this…let’s go one month! I might even push it to two months before publicizing.
Today and all week the understanding of commitment. I have always had commitment issues, all the way from something as an idea and all the way to people. The more I move towards my role of being consistent at things, new understandings arise. I am determined to master commitment which is embodied with so many other things. I am determined to conquer my emotions that give out and leave projects unfinished, ideas incomplete, and participation upset because I always choose to give up.
Today, as I sat in church, I pondered more about my gifts and talents and how to get back into the swing of things. Amazingly, one of our pastors mentioned an upcoming talent showcase and of course I was immediately excited. The opportunity presented itself and I would be silly to pass it up. My prayer had been answered! I quickly thought of one piece that I wanted to perform with music and pondered a second (I have several works to choose from, shouldn’t be hard).
I have also been thinking a lot about singing lessons. I have always loved to sing and I am a bit self-taught but also recognize the great need for voice lessons. For nine years, I lived next door to a singing school. ha—I assume it was there for that long but either way, I never was able to seize the opportunity because I didn’t have the funds. I am sure looking forward to the opportunity to utilize my funds correctly. I am committed to getting back into the swing of art and that makes me committed to utilizing my income more responsibly. It just hit me. I think that is one of the issues that we have. People don’t have enough worthy investments or long term goals and so they burn through their funds in the now over and over again because they don’t have a future for them. My favorite saying: “if you fail to plan you plan to fail”. Speaking of planning, i was badly thrown off tonight by stress and before I knew it, 7 hours had passed and I had not did my planning for the week. The one thing that I said that I wasn’t going to do, I did but then I quickly turned that lack of commitment around and told myself that I was going to complete my planning for the week and I did. I am very new to planning and it does not yet come natural for me. I didn’t plan last week and the week before that, I half planned. I planned for about two weeks. I believe I was overwhelmed at all that I had to do (and I am learning how to plan effectively and practically in a way that works best for me which doesn’t come easy until you practice implementing your schedule to see what does and doesn’t work) and it just backfired on me. Napoleon Hill mentioned how your ‘other self’ arises when you continue to push. Others also have said this in different ways that when you really focus on changing you start to change. New ideas come. New thinking arises. It’s literally like another voice (not an audible voice) is encouraging and inspiring me and it’s quite amazing. I’m amazed that this is all true.
Lately, I have been thinking about how doing the opposite of how I feel will propel me since it’s so easy to give into how we feel. Also, I have been thinking about the organization I chose to join with excitement and how much I allowed my feelings and distractions to get in the way. I fell off. I thought, boy here I again but lately, I have been really thinking about this organization and how close it is to my heart. How much more I want to do and I was thinking of one of the persons that are really running with the idea and working diligently with others to make it a reality. I was pressed to contact her to just make mention that I really want to be apart fo this and I just need a bit of accountability. Honestly, just saying that freed me from my constant running. I feel that it is now prevalent in my mind and really, I have no choice but to live by those words. I am happy to do so. I then was encouraged to hear again that my input would be of great value. People really do see that I have great ideas and that makes me oh so warm inside because it confirms that I am on the right track with pursuing my focus for school.
Anywhoo, this commitment is stretching some ways. I am officially more excited now that I am starting to see the fruit of my labor.
“You can’t be committed to anything else until you’re committed to yourself.” -Marquitta S. Niles
Alright readers. Have a gnite.