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Commitment — #ILLUMINATION

You Can Be a Chicken or You Can Be a Pig

Your personal development depends on it.

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Have you heard the story about the chicken and pig? It’s an old story and probably has been beaten to death in the Self-Improvement circles — writings and speeches.

It goes something like this: When you’re eating ham and eggs, remember that the chicken was only involved while the pig was committed to your breakfast. I don’t eat pork, so I don’t appreciate it as much as those of you who do might.

Are you committed to your Personal Growth? Here is a litmus test.

Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation) there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself then Providence moves too. ~Hamilton Scott Murray

When you make a commitment, your priorities change. You see everything through the filter of your desire. Not only that, every action you take sets in motion the magic of synchronicity.

To quote Mr. Murray further,

All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in ones favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance that no man could have dreamed would come his way.

When I decided to write on Medium, I wasn’t fully committed to the goal. It was like; this looks promising, let me see what I can do with it.

I always start like gangbusters when I get into anything. I wrote a lot for two months — November and December of 2019. I made some progress, then fizzled out like I usually do. After writing 60 articles in the first two months, I barely managed 20 more in the next two.

I noticed that I was still making money on my older stories, but since I wasn’t writing much new stuff, my stats suffered. I decided to recommit myself to write at least 25 stories in March. I was slogging along when I received the invitation from Dr. Mehmet Yildiz to join the #ILLUMINATION community.

The imposter syndrome got the better of me as I saw the list of other writers who were invited and about his strategy for becoming one of the top 10 publications on Medium within 12 months. But, when he mentioned synchronicity in one of his strategy posts, my ears perked up. He had my attention. I submitted a story I was already working to ILLUMINATION, and my stats skyrocketed.

I am no longer involved with #ILLUMINATION; I am committed.

What about you?

My three takeaways

Self-Improvement is a journey. There will be ups and downs; you will face obstacles and challenges along the way. If you’re committed, nothing will deter you.

1. Commitment eliminates hesitancy and indecisiveness.

2. Commitment forces the Universe to conspire for you.

3. Commitment creates magic in the form of synchronicity.

Day 10 of the 30-day challenge. My theme: Self-Improvement.

I am a self-proclaimed weirdo, Jack of Many Trades and Master of Some. I live the Freedom Lifestyle — life on my terms, and help those who are interested in doing the same. (Join the Tribe)

You can let others tell you what it means to be successful, or you can decide it for yourself.”



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