What does Commitment Really Mean?
Hey guys! It’s Jessica Bowser Nelson and I am coming to you live from Tulsa, Oklahoma. I came here on a mini vacation with my husband. This is where I attended college and he’s just never seen it so I thought it would be fun for us to come back. I actually haven’t been back since I graduated in 2001!!!!
I’m actually kind of emotional today. I just find this campus and that time in my life to be such a unique and amazing experience. One of the quotes that my school, Oral Roberts University, is known for is “Make no little plans here.”
Right when you drive into the school, (you can see right behind me, actually), is the largest bronze statue in the world. It’s a statue of praying hands. In real life, it is CRAZY looking..the scale of it and just the mass of it. Ha! You’re just kind of blown away.
It’s very Mickey Mouse meets Jesus.
And even the campus itself was opened in 1965 so it’s a lot of GOLD. Ha!
It reminds me of the Jetsons but in the 60’s.
BUT, that’s also what I love about it. It IS so out of the ordinary that it really makes you think of the impossible. To think..a man created this University and impacted sooo many lives and instilled in the students moving forward: make NO little plans HERE.
And THAT’S what I want to challenge you to do in your life.
You’re capable of more than you’re doing and our life was sincerely created to make an impact and to make a difference. NOT just to go thru the motions and to live a monotonous, meaningless life. So many of us are doing that. I know that’s what I was doing.
I just decided one day, I DON’T want to do THAT any longer.
The thing is, It’s up to you.
It’s UP to YOU.
You have the power to CHANGE.
You have the power to CREATE your future.
And you TRULY CAN achieve ANYTHING you want in life if you hold onto those facts and you decide to show up and to do the work and truly commit.
I heard this past weekend when I was listening to some PD. PD is what we call it. “Personal Development” (PD).
It said how commitment is NOT doing your best or giving your best. How many times are we like,
“We gave our best!”
That’s not commitment.
Commitment is doing what’s REQUIRED. I guarantee in your life if you decide to do what’s required instead of just to try or to do your best but instead you don’t stop until you do what is required to succeed in whatever area of life you want to succeed in you WILL see the change you’re looking for. And don’t be scared of change.
Man, I want to change EVERY single day. Every single day I want to be better than I was yesterday.
I want to make a bigger difference.
I want to DO more.
I want to BE more.
I want to have better relationships. I want to have to think of better and BIGGER dreams.
If you feel the same way, just know I believe in you. I understand. I’ve been there. I’m still there, but I’m still striving for more. I vow to do what’s required to get to where I want to go. I hope you do too.
P.S. Thank you guys. I’m going to go enjoy the rest of our little trip with my husband. If you’ve ever considered joining our team, definitely shoot me a message. We dare to dream. We’re in it to help people and to change our own lives. And I’m telling you, it’s SO worth it. Just shoot me a message at email@example.com and you guys have a great week!