However, sometimes our superpowers can get in the way.
My planning power often keeps me from taking big steps.
Needing to know “how” I am going to get things done can get in the way of making bold commitments. These days, I don’t need a “plan”, I create from commitment.
I define “commitment” as something that lives beyond what I know is probable but not to the point that I know is impossible.
It’s that zone where I can say, “Yeah, I can see that is a possibility, but not a certainty. I don’t know HOW I’ll get this done, but I can see that it CAN be.”
That’s where true commitment lives.
When I decided to run 100 miles in one go, I’d never raced farther than 5 miles. And I did that nearly 20 years prior. I’d never actually run more than about 12 miles in any one go. I certainly didn’t have a clue how to run 100.
So I got committed.
I didn’t finish the first time I tried (which is another fun item for discussion at a later date). But I stayed committed and 2 years later ran 100 miles in under 25 hours.
That year I finished the 100 milers, and I ran over 2500 miles. The two questions I get most about that journey are:
Q1: What do you think about when you are running that far?
A: Running, mostly.
Q2: How did you run 100 miles?
A: I got committed.
If you are looking for ways to play in that zone beyond the definite but not quite the impossible, we should talk. Get in touch with us here. I know a thing or two about the commitment I can help you with.