Honestly, I don’t want to write this blog post right now.
I’ve got some other awesome stuff I’m cooking up and that’s where my heart is right now.
But I’m showing up anyway.
Since I started this whole “blogging” thing, I’ve consistently sent out an email and a post weekly on Thursdays since January 1, 2013.
It doesn’t necessarily make me money or bring me new clients, so some might argue that it’s an exercise in futility, but it’s an exercise that I’ve committed to, and until I decide to no longer do this, I am going to continue to.
Commitment is a quality that the most successful business owners and couples share.
As long as there’s commitment, there’s no such thing as failure.
It’s like running a marathon.
When people find out I’ve run 5 marathons they either think I’m nuts or they’re impressed and think I’m some kind of superstar
I’m not, I just committed to doing them. So I followed a cookie cutter training plan and did them.
Did I break any world records? Of course not.
Were those 18 mile runs in the rain fun? Not always.
Was failure an option? It never crossed my mind.
Was everything I put into preparing for one particular race worth it when Meatloaf’s “Bat Out of Hell” came on during mile 25? Hell yes!
Of course you need a committed partner to have a thriving relationship, and committed clients or customers to run a successful business, but guess what:
Your partner and your business are your mirrors.
Show up EVERY DAY and do your part in business and in love and failure won’t be an option.
The happiest couples are the ones who know that they are committed to each other no matter what.
Once you know you can’t fail with your partner because of your commitment, you are more free to be you, warts and all.
And being loved despite or even because of those warts is what a deep connection is all about.
Same thing in business.
When you believe in yourself enough to know that you are going to be successful no matter what in your business, only then can you take the risks you know you need to take to make things happen.
Will you make mistakes? Yes.
Will you fail? Never.
As Napoleon Hill writes, there is no such thing as failure, only temporary defeat.
As long as you stay committed.
Some days will be better than others, for sure.
Some runs will suck and some will be truly make you feel totally at one with the universe.
Some nights with your partner you may want to kill him, and others you will feel like the luckiest person on earth because of him.
Some months in business you will get real down on yourself and start to panic, and others will remind you about why you started this in the first place.
Some blog posts will suck.
What matters is your commitment.
I’m going to go get back to what I was doing…
Cheers to thriving in business & love,