In talking with clients and people in general, I’ve noticed one thing: it’s easy to not commit.
On the other hand, it’s so much easier to go along with an idea, to nod in agreement, to go with the flow and fantasize about the possibilities.
But here’s the thing-
that will get you nowhere.
I’ve noticed this to be most obvious in the persons vocabulary. So many times after a consultation I hear “Wow, that sounds great, I’ll try to implement these steps.” Or “This might be something I can do to address x, y, and z.” And secretly, as much as I really do want for them to take my recommended action steps, I know they won’t. Why? They’ve just told me. While their statement might indicate otherwise, the words they’ve just used to communicate speak volumes. Try and might are half-assed sentiments. Are you trying to be successful? Are you probably living the life you want? Or are you successful? Are you living the life you want?
What I’m asking is simple: take full ownership of your thoughts and speak with intention. That small difference in saying (and meaning) “I will” instead of “I will probably” sets your mind on a path of action, and thus sets you up to accomplish your tasks and goals.
So be mindful of your words; remember that thoughts become things. It takes courage + will + mindfulness + ovaries to do something. Don’t try. Don’t probably. Do. Take action. Commit.