The Art of Meaningful Living – 3: Commitment

To lead a meaningful life, we may need to change. Change from enduring your existence to living with purpose, direction and meaning.

All the knowledge is not enough. You have to help change by taking action steps to make your life meaningful for you.

We will need to:

build wisdom
take action
develop resilience
manage our mind
learn to cope with the world around us
define what is valuable to us
move towards the life we want

This is the framework.

But each of us is different and unique. What is meaningful to me may be boring to you and vice versa. But I hope that over the next few weeks, we shall delve more deeply into the framework that will make our lives more meaningful. Some things may work for you, somethings may not. Take what applies to you and see whether that helps.

But commitment is important. Once you commit, the world changes. As somebody said,

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back. 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. 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 one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.”

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