It takes attitude (an amazing one) as well as a strategy to create something extraordinary in your life. And no one I hang with wants to be ordinary. So how do you keep the gumption to function when you’re working hard and not seeing the results you want?
One thing I do is talk to myself. Out loud. And here’s how the conversation begins:
I am committed to doing whatever it takes….
The die has been cast, I’ve stepped over the line, I’m out of the comfort zone.
The decision has been made. I won’t look back, let up, slow down or back away.
I am finished and done with low living, sight-walking, small planning,
smooth knees, colorless dreams, tame vision, mundane talking,
chintzy giving and dwarf goals.
I cannot be bought, compromised, detoured, lured away,
turned back, deluded or delayed.
I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the presence of adversity,
negotiate at the table of the enemy, ponder at the pool of popularity,
or meander in the maze of mediocrity.
I’ve committed to doing whatever it takes!!
Now, let’s put some muscle in that hustle and go make a difference.