If there was an award given for the thing most likely holding you back, the winner would be Tomorrow.
Tomorrow takes the pressure off of Today. Especially when it comes to commitments. Think of New Year’s resolutions to eat healthier and to drop a few pounds. Since those resolutions don’t start until the first day of January, we have no problem pigging out throughout the holiday season. But it’s OK, we rationalize, because we’ve committed to making a change.
Tomorrow is perfectly two-faced.
I’ve had a great deal of experience dealing with starting tomorrow. And most of the time I never did, because half way through today I realized I could start again tomorrow. And with that “logic”, I continued doing what I told myself I wouldn’t be doing come tomorrow.
It’s easy to decide to change things for the better. It’s much harder to commit to them. But without the commitment, why waste time even making the decision in the first place?
THE GREATEST YOU Commitments are all about conviction. When we defer our commitments it means our conviction isn’t really there. It’s nothing more than a hope and a dream, often just a pre-broken promise we make to ourselves.
Convictions are immediate. Convictions can’t be scheduled for tomorrow.
What are you committed to right now? Are you content with who you are, or has the world yet to see the greatest version of you?
The greatest commitment we can make is the one we make to ourselves. We are the only ones who can fulfill our divine promise, and there is no better time to begin fulfilling that promise than today.
Annie told us the sun would come out tomorrow. But Annie fails to mention the sun also came out today.
It’s a great day to be you!