With an endless amount of things we could be interested in, there are many directions our unique paths can take us. We could pursue so many different things. Sometimes it feels overwhelming! We can be or do almost anything. Deciding what we want to do and who we want to become can seem daunting. This is our LIFE we are talking about!
Sooooo…how are we supposed to decide?
An easy way for us to figure it all out is to look at what we are willing to commit to. The Big C. When faced with countless choices and directions to go, we can ask ourselves, what are we willing to really commit to?
To become good at anything, we are going to have to spend countless hours getting better. If there is something we want to be an expert in, we have to get committed. We have to put in the time. The effort. The energy.
Take a professional athlete. While there has to be a natural talent for a pro athlete to get to that level, there are so many other factors at play. They have to sign up for the Big C. They have to be committed. People who are professional athletes don’t just love the sport they’re competing in. They live it. They dedicate most of their life toward trying to reach their goals.They have countless hours of practice. Most train everyday for 3-6 hours a day. Some athletes spend 10,000 hours of practice before getting to the professional level. Others use virtual reality to continue the training.
In addition to the training, athletes sign up for the Big C in other ways. Getting enough rest is important for athletes so they can train at optimum level. They stay on top of their diet to eat right for training. They keep themselves hydrated. Then there’s the mental prep they have to commit to. Athletes need to be in the right state of mind to stay on top of their game.
Consider Michael Phelps, the 18 time gold medal winner, and his daily practice of visualization. During the months leading up to a race, Michael mentally rehearses for two hours a day seeing himself winning. He pictures himself in the pool, smells the air, tastes the water, hears the sounds, sees the clock and then sees himself being the first to finish the race.
Dedication and seriously hard work contribute to the Big C. Their mind is on the goal. They are committed.
So when we feel overwhelmed with all of the choices life can offer us, we can ask ourselves, what are we committed to doing?
In the comments below, tell me, what Big C are you willing to sign up for today?