7/23/2016: Discover

that there’s a payoff that comes from committing fully to something $25 giclee print available at the Made Vibrant Art Shop.

Jas and I have been on a Netflix documentary tear this weekend, which started with us watching “Fittest On Earth” (the Crossfit doc) last night. That, followed by “Top Spin” and “Somm: Into The Bottle” and I’ve basically spent my weekend thus far watching movies about people obsessed with stuff.

Whether it’s fitness or table tennis or wine… all of these films are fascinating to me because it’s hard for me to fathom the level of commitment and enthusiasm for mastering just one single subject. The only thing I can think of that comes close to that kind of commitment is my own commitment to creativity, trying to create something every single day for years now.

But what I learned from watching these people (and from my own experience) is that there’s a payoff that comes from committing fully to something, because the longer you show up, the deeper you dive, the harder you try… the more layers you’re able to discover hidden within that subject AND within yourself.

While I don’t plan on becoming obsessed with any one skill or subject or topic any time soon (I prefer my jack of all trades sensibilities), it DOES make me wonder what I could discover if I would commit just a little more to certain aspects of my life. Could I discover new limits of strength if I worked out more diligently? Could I build software if I committed to upping my coding game? Could I write a book if I committed to writing every day?

The answer of course is YES but it’s always good to remind ourselves of what we’re capable of with a little intentional effort. My question to you today is: what in your life could use a little more commitment? And what could you discover as a result?