Here is a blog that a friend of mine wrote about me! I wanted to share it with you because everybody takes commitment to a different level. For me, I had a tattoo put on my wrist to remind me often of Serenity. Reblogged from: Success – Whatever it Takes!
If you’re a Seinfeld fan, then you know about George’s father trying to calm himself with the “Serenity Now” mantra. It didn’t work for him because he was the perennial nut-job and nothing would change his character.
If you never knew about George’s father, it doesn’t matter. The word Serenity itself is calming – no harsh sounds. My friend Angela who is pretty hip – as well as beautiful – has some body art and it looks great on her. One tattoo that really caught my eye was the word “Serenity” inked on her wrist.
When I asked her why, she said that for her, seeing the word “Serenity” written there, helped her to calm herself when she was feeling crazed. It was a very personal reminder for her to breathe, think good thoughts, be positive, and generally feel good about herself and her life.
Now, for most of us, a simple post-it on the fridge, or on the laptop, would serve the purpose, but not for my Angela. She needed to have it inscribed on her body so she could really “feel” it when she needed to. Some might call this extreme, I call it commitment.
When you are truly committed to something you believe in, having some way to remind yourself that you deeply care about it, someway to remember that you care about it, is a very positive thing. Maybe it’s a photo, maybe it’s a friend reminding you, maybe it’s an alert on your phone. Maybe it’s a physical thing, like Angela. Whatever works for you! It really is important to have a meaningful way of reminding yourself, consciously, that you care.
Commitment is a beautiful thing; IT’S WHAT IT TAKES TO BE SUCCESSFUL. Use whatever tools you need to access your personal commitment. It couldn’t hurt! ♦ Ruth
“There is a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in something, you do it only when it’s convenient. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.” ― Kenneth H. Blanchard
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