SOS BOOK Chapter 75: Strategy #11. Change your commitment style.



JUST WANTING SOMETHING IS NOT ENOUGH!

Just wanting success is not sufficient to get us to our desired destination. We also need commitment. Commitment is central to overall success in personal transformation. Those lacking this will falter on their inner journey.


The style of commitment needs to adjust to each stage of personal development. Better understanding our inner needs and life purpose helps us to upgrade & modify our commitment.

…Is your current commitment sufficient?


THE STYLE OF COMMITMENT MUST BE FLEXIBLE.

If we cannot muster the particular style of commitment required at each different stage, we may fail. If we can’t focus our effort when needed, we will stall. We must devote attention and effort to each stage of the process. Our inner development usually occurs slowly, one step at a time. So, our commitment must also incorporate patience and a devotion to the long-term goal.


Parts of the process will be easy for some people, while for others it might be hard. For example, some people find being organized is problematic. We must be prepared to commit more time and effort to our particular area of weakness. This is where we focus and concentrate our commitment.

…Which areas of weakness might you need to focus on?


MAKE A COMMITMENT TO PRIORITIZE YOUR LIFE.

We might start our personal growth with the commitment to prioritize and reorganize our life. This process involves simple daily decision making. Our commitment will be to allocate sufficient time and practical resources to enable this.


We will need to schedule time for contemplation and meditation practice. Plus, we need to find time for reading and studying. All this will compete with our other day to day responsibilities. So, a commitment to staying organized is required.

…Have you started to prioritize what is truly important to you?


FOCUS ON POSITIVE OUTCOMES, NOT ‘THE LACK’.

An unsatisfactory life situation can provide the initial motivation for personal transformation. The drive to fill the emptiness within can also build ongoing momentum. But this may not be sufficient for long-term success. If we approach our personal development just from a perspective of lack, we will only attract more of the same.


So don’t approach your journey from a place of negativity. Instead, visualize a positive outcome and hold that intent. A positive outlook is very important for our personal transformation!

…Are you focusing on the positives, or dwelling on the lack?


SMALL PROGRESS EACH DAY BUILDS SUCCESS.

If we commit to a positive action plan, the benefits of each day will build and sustain themselves. Whatever we focus on and commit to further enhances itself. Like attracts like! This is particularly so with personal development. If instead we focus on our difficulties in life, then more negative results will continue to manifest. If we focus on positive lines of thought, then these will be promoted. This is an important strategy for success.


FLEXIBILITY SUPPORTS RESILIENCE.

Some additional qualities will help bring our personal growth to fruition. We might call this quality ‘resilience’. We need the persistence to practise and fine-tune the different strategies required! We also need the flexibility to utilize widely different strategies. Each challenge will require a slightly different style of commitment. Having a strong commitment will get us to a certain point. Resilience will then get us a little further.

…Do you need to be more resilient, persistent and flexible?

To reach higher levels beyond that, a transformative process is required. This involves detaching from our ego-based desires. Then the type of commitment needs to shift toward an acceptance of what is. This also involves a surrender to our true inner nature.


WE MUST DO THE INNER WORK!

Our higher nature directs the entire process of personal transformation. Our role is just to allow this process to unfold. Our part is to overcome our resistance and inner blocks. We watch for any resistance to the process. Then we overcome the mental block that’s responsible. We do this through allowing, acceptance or surrender. It involves trusting our inner guidance and having faith in the whole process!

…Are you becoming aware of any resistance that is blocking you?


SELF-BELIEF & SELF-LOVE WILL HELP.

A superior mind or education is no guarantee of success on our inner quest. These can even be a hindrance! In the end, it’s our commitment to loving ourselves that determines our success. This is the belief we have in ourselves at the deepest level. This self-worth underpins our ability and capacity to succeed. We must believe in ourselves enough to reach our true potential. This self-love keeps our commitment strong through the hard times.

…Can you see how self-love helps you to get through tough times?


How do we unlock our full potential? To turbocharge our success, we must master our mind. We discuss this powerful strategy next.


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