Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Commit to Your Goals

Welp, you know what I'm going to say about this:

Being wholeheartedly dedicated to doing something comes fully-equipped with an ineffable force. Magical things start happening when we commit ourselves to doing whatever it takes to get somewhere. When you’re fully committed to doing something, you have no choice but to do that thing. Counter-intuitively, having no option – where you can’t change your mind – subconsciously makes humans happier because they know part of their purpose.

I mean yeah, sometimes? It depends on the kind of person. If you're the kind of person who can't commit to anything, probably you'll feel better if you commit to something and see it through for some distance. If you're the kind of person who can't not commit to everything, I think you'll feel better if you quit almost everything except the few things that are really important to you. You want to keep your eyes on the prize, but also you want to check with yourself every now and then whether that's the prize you want, and if it isn't, you can quit.

Which pretty much boils down to the courage to commit, the serenity to quit, and the wisdom to know the difference. Or is it serenity to commit, courage to quit. Or did I just figure out that courage and serenity are the same thing.