This morning while driving into work I turned off the radio and turned on a podcast.
Rather than listen to sports talk, I wanted to listen to something that might enlighten me, teach me something, inspire me in some way, leave me with a thought or nugget or anecdote and push me forward in my day.
Idle, mindless noise had no place in my car this morning.
Specifically, I listened to Tripp Lanier’s interview with Jon Rose; and I got what I was looking for.
Among many interesting things Rose talked about in the 15 or so minutes of the podcast I was able to catch, he said this, which is a thought and a mindset that I can never remind myself of enough:
“If you want to be successful, just do what you say you are going to do.”
Seems simple right? And it is, in theory. But for some people, people like me, it’s not always as easy as it sounds.
I’m a master at saying I’m going to many things, even starting a lot of things, but I unfortunately am also quite adept at either forgetting commitments or not following through on something I have started.
This needs to change.
I have to humble myself to understand this not just from an observation standpoint but from a mentality of realizing it is unacceptable. It lets others down who count on me, and most deleteriously it lets down the person who counts on me the most: me.
And then I’ve got to channel my pride to change it, to improve it, to conquer it.
I’ve got to start always doing what I say I am going to do.
I won’t be perfect, but I’ve got to be better.
Maybe you need to do this too. If so, comment below. Go on record with something you are going to do, and then do it, and then come back and tell us about it.
I am going to keep posting regularly here at Primility. Even if it seems like the posts jump from one topic to another, I don’t care anymore. The concept of primility does not need to be placed in a box or category or shackled by by closed-minded or rigid thinking.
What part of anyone’s life cannot be improved with a better balance between humility and pride? I have yet to find one.
So I’m going to keep posting here. Offering my thoughts. Providing links. Using this blog as a forum to inform and inspire you while I make a daily effort to do it for myself.
That’s what I’m going to do. I’ve said it. Now I have to do it.
What are you going to do?