The Key To Getting It Off

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We all have goals and dreams we want to achieve on our life. We have this crazy big goals and dreams we want to put in our hands. We work hard every day and night to get what we want in our life.

But why do we suddenly stops in the middle?

Is it because we do not see any progress? 📈

Do we feel that we lack time that is why we should stop instead? ⌚️

I feel tired working from it that is why I stop. 😔

I see someone achieving it. Maybe I am pursuing something that is not for me. Maybe he/she was destined for that thing. I should get another one and better get going.

Hold Your Head Up 👆

When it seems dark and cannot see the light at the end of the tunnel

When almost everything around you is going against you

Everything you have planned did not go well accordingly

Disappointments and frustrations coming on you

Les Brown — one of the greatest speaker of all time has something to say for us.

It may look dark today and in the next days. We cannot guarantee when the light will come to us. But one thing is for sure, it will shine for us. The storm will pass and the rainbow will show its beauty to us. We will not see it today but we must keep in mind that there are no permanent things in life. The struggles, disappointments, and frustrations are what makes life beautiful.

The Key 🔑

You may already know it. Your instinct may sense it already but here it is. The key to achieve and get what you want is commitment.

Being committed to something you want, will give you what you want. It does not mean you will get it right away, it is not guaranteed that way. But it is guaranteed that when you commit to something, it will come to you when you are ready.

We have a lot of things we want on our life but why is it not coming?

One factor is that we are not yet ready to receive it. If we will observe life a little bit more, we will notice that things are coming to us when we are ready for it. We may feel not ready at first but deep within us, we are already ready.

I recently just finished a book titled “Thinking, Fast and Slow” by Daniel Kahneman. He illustrated there how our minds make decisions and create actions. It was one of the books that are hard to grasp because of foreign terminologies. They are way out of my current context. It was also a long 5 months read I think. In those months, there are times where I really want to quit and get another book to read. The reason is that I cannot fully understand what I am reading. The foreign terminologies are hard to grasp and understand as you read. But I stood there since day 1. I never abandoned the book. I am committed to it.

What am I trying to say here? 🤔

It adds another layer of trust and integrity on myself. I did not understand most of the things inside the book but I can say is that I finish it off through the dark times. Through the times I want to quit. I stood still. The next book that I will read will also be part of my library because I am committed.

Be committed even if you want to throw in the towel.

I got invited to join a talk with my other associates a few weeks ago. We talked about the product quality and strategies to do to provide the best quality. One associate asked me what do I do to achieve the body I want? How do you stay in shape?

I told everyone one word, commitment.

I explained to them furthermore that I have been working on my body for about 5 years. But I also told them it is not easy because I do not have the right knowledge before. I am not saying I completely understand everything today. But I can say that I am more knowledgeable compared to day 1. Every day I learn from the best people around me. I am not afraid to try and ask things about them. And yes, until now I still do it. I stay committed.

I am not yet on my best physique, but I will not stop. I will not stop working on myself. This is a lifetime commitment. I am committed.

Bringing it all together 🏋

When you want something in life. You keep your head up and stay committed despite struggles and obstacles. Everyone has the same amount of time but they still find time to do it. Everyone has experienced the dark times but they work there way up to the light. Everyone feels tired too, but they rest and get back on it. Stop giving excuses and start working on it.

The more we commit to something it builds trust and integrity on ourselves. And if it builds, nothing will come on our way. Once you believe that you can do it, there will be no unbreakable walls. Everything is achievable. You will soar higher. You are way more powerful than you ever imagined. You got greatness in you. Do not let those setbacks hinder your progress. A minor setback is for a major comeback! Hold your head up and stay committed every single day! 💯

May you reach your dreams.

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