If your mind is on the right path it doesn’t matter how slow or fast you go. If you’re on the right path, you’ll get there. Commitment keeps you on the path. The hardest thing for most people (especially in Western Cultures) to unlearn is the short attention span that’s encouraged by television, cell phones, computers, etc., This inability to be quiet and real is really just the inability to return the mind to the most important thing it can be thinking about in any given moment. It leads to a very confused life full of much unfinished business. The unfinished business then leads to drama. The drama leads to self-dramatization including wild stories about how other people are making us unhappy. This self-dramatization replaces the committed life.
As Steven Pressfield writes in his masterpiece, “The War of Art,” “Sometimes entire families participate unconsciously in a culture of self-dramatization. The kids fuel the tanks, the grown-ups arm the phasers, the whole starship lurches from one spine-tingling episode to another. It’s more than just a movie. And it works; nobody gets a darn thing done!”
Ask your self today, “What are you committed to?” Then stay focused. Be a laser beam and don’t let others distract you into their story. Their movie. Because if you do, rest assured, you will not accomplish the things you are capable of accomplishing.