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Come. Meet. Meant. :)

Coming from a teambuilding activity which I co-facilitated with the rest of "Team Roar", I was really thinking of a blog post that would fit the title: ROAR. Pero ayoko namang pilitin para may ma-i-post lang. :D Thus, I decided to just share something about the major key in every team success: commitment.

But before that, listen to this first:


Now let's talk about commitment. :)

We all have had a "New Year's resolution." Back in high school, I remember doing one every year. But how many of us are really able to do their resolutions? When I delivered a talk on this topic in Kabisig, a sister shared that she had been trying to accomplish the same New Year's resolution for five years now. Why is it so hard to do it?

The problem is, sometimes (or most of the times), the resolution stays all in the mind. It was never written down.

I recently read an article sent to my email which states that most people spend more time planning their annual vacations than they do planning their lives. It further says, "Most believers drift along in life with no clear direction. It's been documented that the people who actually write down and work on the goals they set are the most successful in life. They could be the happiest people too because they have a sense of purpose and fulfillment."

"Progress requires a plan of action. Ideas must be put down if they are to influence the way you live." Thus, the need for planning.

My Belle De Jour Power Planner has it all!

Photo Credit: Belle De Jour Power Planner

Aside from a dream board, it also features a check list (read: bucket list) and these great tools for planning one's life:

a. Vision Statement: vivid, idealized description of a desired outcome that inspires and energizes you
b. Personal Life Goals
c. Health Goals
d. Financial Goals
e. Career Goals
f. Relationship Goals
and I'd like to add: Service Goals

Commitment comes after everything has been written down. :)

Why? Because "until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness."

W. H. Murray once said, "concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth that ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too."

John C. Maxwell added, "The key that unlocks the door to success is the key of commitment. No amount of genius, talent, finesse, or "right connections" will ever bring the fruit of success without real commitment." He further commented that the problem with unsuccessful people is not that they are not good enough but because they fail to commit themselves to their goals regardless of obstacles.

One great lesson about commitment that I learned from Ate Cech is to do whatever it takes. Never drop the ball, you may pass it on but you never let it touch the ground.

I found this quote somewhere in the internet: Commitment gets you started while others stand, and keeps you going while others quit.

But that doesn't end there. Psalm 37:5 clearly states: "Commit your ways to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass."

We may be committed to some great plan for our lives, but we must remember that God's plans are definitely way better and grander than ours (Jeremiah 29:11). Things won't always go our way, plans will not always be fulfilled, but we are assured that our reality is designed by God for a purpose and that He will take care of us.

Therefore, commitment should be spelled come-meet-meant (credits to Lawrence for this wordplay).

We COME at a crossroads, a time when we realize that we need to choose what we are going to be for the rest of our lives. We set our goals. We make our plans.

Then we MEET halfway with God. Because we can never make it alone. We need His grace and providence. We surrender our plans to Him knowing that He will bless them and tweak them in order to give us not the world's best, but His best... all because we are MEANT for something bigger than ourselves, we are destined for greatness! ♥

My co-facilitators who are committed to serve our great God. :) We are Team Roar! ♥

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