You have a goal in mind, there’s a task you need to complete or in my case, there’s an adventure waiting to happen.
You’ve been saving up, training, getting work done and waiting for that big day. Tonight is the concert, tonight is the show, today we’re headed off for a long deserved vacation…whatever it is has required some planning. But, sometimes plans don’t go, well, as planned.
ENTER LEFT STAGE (Main characters): Discouragement and Frustration.
ENTER RIGHT STAGE (Secondary characters): Worry, Doubt, Concern, Embarrassment, Grief, etc.
Suddenly you’re surrounded by a cast of shady characters. You begin to second guess your actions and thoughts. You react. Sometimes our reactions are good and sometimes they fail us. You reach out in desperation, wildly thrashing about. That sickly thought of Failure grabs whatever threads it can and your plans unravel. You’ve been invaded, your mind is flooded and plans are washed out to sea.
What went wrong? How did I slip up, how did it get away from me? Can I recover? Blah, it wasn’t really that important in the first place.
I’m not talking about missing ‘a show’, I’m talking about missing ‘THE Show’. You know the one I’m speaking of.
Suddenly all types of reasons and questions are justified with bitter sweet answers. Some may say they’re Excuses lightly seasoned, just enough to make them swallowable. I’d have to agree with them.
So how do you achieve what you want? How do you make the Commitment?
One of the answers to that (which we’re exploring today) is to simply: BUY THE TICKET
With that one action you’ve taken a powerful step. Tickets have a cost. They also have a time, date and expiration. “Must be used/redeemed by or on“. You can plot, plan and dream all you want. You can really, really want to do it, go there, or see it. Make all the promises you care for, but they won’t be real until you buy the ticket. That one step can bridge a large gap between wanting to do it and getting it done.
Yes, Faith does lend a great deal of aide (which I wrote about here), especially when it’s all that you have – I’m not arguing that. However, buying the ticket is a great way to making your commitment stronger. I think it has to do with spending the money. We don’t want to see it go to waste. There’s much to be said about making that gift to yourself. You’ve made the investment and you want to reap the returns. You get excited, enthusiasm grows. It becomes contagious, in a good way. All of the above reinforce your commitment and strengthen the desire get it done. You want to see it accomplished.
Sure, there are lots of different factors and possibilities that can be tossed into the equation, but think about it for a second. What is your level of Commitment? If you’re having doubts or falling behind. Buy the ticket!
Does making the purchase, buying to ticket help? I think it does.
Feel free to add to the conversation in the comment field. I’m looking for some people to poke some holes in this idea and mix it up.