Committing Counts

the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too.”
William Hutchison Murray

When we’re working on a long-term project, it’s easy to get bogged down and to lose our way. Sometimes we even lose touch with the original creative impulse: the wellspring of our idea and our enthusiasm. When this happens, we’re especially vulnerable to waves of discouragement and self-doubt. At least, this has been my experience. 

When I’ve faced moments like these — and I’ve had may fair share of them! — I’ve found that the single best step I can take is to re-commit myself to my original vision. Doing this energizes and emboldens me to go on. Here’s why I think this helps: It gives us a touchstone. When we rededicate ourselves to our original concept, we:

Reconnect with our source of creativity: Reigniting that spark, finding the pulse of our original intention once more is often all we need to re-energize ourselves. There’s something refreshing about cutting through all the confusion, all the false starts, all the trappings of our trade — and just focusing on what we started out to do in the first place.

Refresh our sense of the possible: When we revisit our touchstone moments, we rekindle the sense of excitement we had at the beginning of our journey, our quest. And when this happens, once again, we feel expansive and hopeful, not hidebound and constrained.

Receive gifts from the universe: When we renew our passion and make a commitment to being true to our original vision and seeing it through to completion, no matter what, the universe takes note. Time and again, in these moments, I’ve received wonderful ideas and inspiration — often from unexpected sources — and I’m sure that you have as well. All this shows us that we’re on the right path: We’re in the right place, at the right time, and doing the right thing. Write on!

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About karinwritesdangerously

I am a writer and this is a motivational blog designed to help both writers and aspiring writers to push to the next level. Key themes are peak performance, passion, overcoming writing roadblocks, juicing up your creativity, and the joys of writing.
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