Make A Commitment

The explorer, W. H. Murray, said:

Unless one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way.

In other words, when you start working on your plan and show that you’re committed to the plan, things start happening to make your plan work. Credit it to the universe, credit it to God’s providence (I do), whatever you think is responsible for it, it happens.

Murray was a climber and was captured as a prisoner of war in World War II. While he was in jail, he wrote a book about the sport he was so passion about. Not having the luxury of paper to write on, he wrote on the rough prison-issued toilet paper that was available to him. In time, the Gestapo found his manuscript and destroyed it. They probably flushed his work down the toilet – literally. But Murray was committed to writing his book. At the time, he was so weak and malnourished, he didn’t know if he would ever get out of prison, let alone be healthy enough to climb again. Writing his thoughts down was probably the only way to continue living his dream. So he wrote it all down again. Talk about commitment!

 Eventually, Murray was released and he published Mountaineering in Scotland, as well as maybe 20 other books. Now that’s a man who really wanted to write.

Doesn’t this story make you want to commit to your plan too?

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. This is most def inspirational. I am trying to stick to my plans even when it seems they aren’t working out that’s for sure. Thank you for this encouraging post.

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  2. I am committed to my plan and living life with a purpose.

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  3. As always a great post! Make a commitment!! I love it!

    Thanks for linking up with us-I really appreciate it 😉

    May I ask that next time you join us, you use our button and link back to us 😉 Much appreciated!

    As always, thanks for the support!

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    1. Run Wright says:

      Oops. Sorry I forgot. Will do!

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  4. What dedication! I love the lesson learned from his story! Thanks for linking up with us!

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