Most people would agree, someone is either committed or not.  Or maybe, committedly cheating.

I’ve cheated on several tests in high school, and dare I say college (y’all know who you are that came to my apartment with laptops…online tests…all turned in within minutes of each other…and the professor didn’t know?  Maybe he/she was hoping we’d collaborate (sounds better than cheating, lets not deceive ourselves)  Yeah okay…moving on).

Something dawned on me while doing my acting work this week.  I was listening to a lecture of Diana Castle’s and she said,

“Many people hold back from investing fully and making full commitments because they’re afraid they might get hurt, disappointed, or rejected.”  She goes on to say, “If you don’t make a full investment all you get back is more of what you know.” 

Never have I heard more true words.

Every time I’ve tried to tone up or lose weight and did not invest fully, you know what I learned…again…ice cream, Famous Amos cookies, and donuts do not aid in my efforts…yeah…that’s not new infomore of what I know.  What’s the point in starting again without committing fully?  How long?  How much? What sacrifices?  What challenges did I fall to before?  I work at a school, do you know how many birthdays are happening?  Pizza and cakes are being handed out here like free samples at Costco, and the restaurant I work at is Italian… pasta, tiramisu…I love/hate you.

So I started thinking; where in my life am I not committed to fully? What am I fully committed to?

Fully committed to:  work, find solutions, pray, and fight for those commitments.  It’s honestly scary being fully committed, or exciting pending my attitude/perspective that day, but there’s also a confidence in knowing which direction I’m going, and a strength in knowing I’m not backing down.

Standing in the middle of the road, you’ll get no where, or you may get ran over.  Life is more fun when you take a risk.  You can’t skydive half way.  If you get going and you realize it’s the wrong way, you can always turn down a new street.

“Progress always involves risks.  You can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first base.” – Frederick B. Wilcox

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  • July 19, 2015 at 3:24 am

    It’s interesting to see how your thought process works and is developing I enjoy reading your blog keep up the good work.

  • July 20, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    I feel “cheated” that I can’t share this article via Instagram! Please get with your web designer and see if this is something that can be adjusted for a “small fee” =)

  • September 16, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    I really like your way of thinking and expressing your thoughts so clearly. I am finally learning how to take a chance on ‘something new’ in life each day. I continue to think through the process, but not limit myself because of fear or failure. I now ask myself, “What if I am really good at this new thing?” The confidence of knowing that success is truly an option, makes the journey worthwhile. And think of all that may occur along the way . . .!


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