So I had a beautifully written post ready for today, and I mean it was just flowing.
I’m happily typing away when this ugly little box pops up on my screen.
Basically it said something along the lines of, “We’re going to ruin everything you just worked so hard to create. Save?? What’s save?! Naw we’re going to delete it. You don’t need it anyways.”
After the initial shock wore off and I managed to pick my jaw up off the floor, I was pissed!
I was ready to call Apple and get my money back even though its been forever since I’ve had my MacBook and no refunds would be given.
I could not believe that after drafting and editing my beautiful post, it was gone and I’d have to start all over.
Start over?! I just poured my little bitty heart all into that post and it’s gone! My readers will just have to get a new post next week because I’m done. Poor me…right?
(Gives self the side eye)
Let me ask you something…how committed are you?
Are you willing to start over when things fall apart?
Do you quit when things don’t work out the 1st time? And the 5th time? And the 12th?!
At any sign of difficulty do you just throw in the towel?
Is that true commitment?
You can’t be committed only when everything is perfect and it’s raining lollipops and candy. That is not how life works.
Marriages don’t last if a couple decides they’re only going to be committed as long as everything is perfect and they never argue.
No! They last because two people made a lifelong commitment!
Are you committed to your dreams? Are you committed to fulfilling your purpose?
Are you committed to those people who you’re serving?
Believe it or not your purpose is connected to people.
Every blogger, makeup artist, teacher, mother, entrepreneur, nurse, photographer, and everyone else reading this…your purpose has people connected to it.
What happens to them when you decide not to show up because it got a little tough?
Recently, someone I didn’t even know was reading my blog said that she looks forward to reading my blog every Tuesday.
She’s expecting me to be committed because she’s committed to me!
I wasn’t actually not going to write anything. After the crazy, hectic day I had, it was as if God was like, “Guess what? POP QUIZ!” LOL! I knew that this was a test of my commitment.
Don’t allow frustrations, challenges, insecurities of not being good enough, lack of resources and sometimes just outright laziness, keep you from your commitment to your purpose!
When situations rise, just do what I did. Shut the computer down, get in the bed, turn off the light, get nice and comfy, lay your head down and say, “OK. I’ll just write about this tomorrow.”
Use those minor and temporary setbacks as fuel to keep going.
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I’d love to hear from you. Can you relate? Are you committed to your purpose? If you struggle with being consistent with your commitment, please comment and email me at info@changedbypurpose. Let’s talk!