“I believe life is constantly testing us for our level of commitment, and life’s greatest rewards are reserved for those who demonstrate a never-ending commitment to act until they achieve.
This level of resolve can move mountains, but it must be constant and consistent. As simplistic as this may sound, it is still the common denominator separating those who live their dreams from those who live in regret.”
“It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through.”
Both Anthony and Zig made their marks as successful motivational speakers and managed to attract huge followings. Beyond this, they both built thriving organizations around their messages. All of which goes to prove that they probably have a thing or two to teach us about progressing from aspiration to achievement.
So here’s a question for you and for me as well: Can we bring a “never-ending commitment to act” to our writing life? Wherever we are on our creative path, there’s something that we are aiming for, something we’re trying to achieve, something that will take us farther down the path of performance. Can we keep acting consistently, until we reach it?
It might be finding time consistently in the midst of a busy life to write every day so that we can really begin to make strides in our craft. It might be finally completing the draft of a novel or a screenplay that we’ve been playing around with for months — or even years. It might be finding the courage to submit a short story to magazines or a literary competition — or applying for a grant or a writer’s retreat. Or it might be sending out a manuscript to agents, refining it based on feedback, and then continuing to send it out until we find a zealous advocate to represent our work.
Whatever we’ve set our sights on, our commitment to taking action and moving forward consistently is going to be critical to our success. So even if we can only take one small step each day — let’s commit to taking it! Every step makes us stronger and brings us closer to where we want to be. Write on!