There’s an apocryphal story that you may have heard from your Dad growing up:
The answer doesn’t really come as a surprise if you’re paying close attention to the words … but it’s easy to miss the difference when you’re on the battlefield.
Similarly ... Maybe You’re Interested but NOT Committed?
The quote, below, captures this essence in another way.
Differentiating a choice between “I’m interested” and “I’m committed” is a another way to untangle yourself when different options are presented.
The Moral of this Story
When presented with alternatives, as we are throughout the day … make sure you take a moment to carefully consider whether you’re just “Interested” … or “Committed”.
Are you “Deciding” or “Doing”?
If you have a lot of interests, as I do, it’s easy to fall into the trap and respond, “That is super interesting. Why don’t I add it to my list ….”
Of course, it never goes anywhere … you weren’t that interested after all … and you burned up valuable brain time with one more distraction you didn’t need.
Find a swing thought that works for you … to keep you focused on what you’re committed to doing.
“Deciding” or “Doing”?
“Interested” or “Committed”?
Either of these would be a good start.
What process do you use to make sure you’re committed and not wasting time?
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