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The Role of Commitment in Manifesting Prosperity

Posted By: Randy GageMay 7, 2009

One of the most important things in the process of enlightenment and higher consciousness is commitment.  Or more specifically, honoring your commitments.  It’s a prosperity thing.

Little things, like being on time, are important.  Everyone faces obstacles that cause them to be late once in a while.   But people in lack mentality are always late.  They blame it on traffic, accidents along the way, construction, etc, but the truth is that they are habitually late everywhere they go.  Because they run their life on crisis mode.

Telling someone you will “try and be there” even though you have no intention of going is another sign of lack.  Telling people what they want to hear instead of the truth only creates a chasm in the relationship.

Doing the things you promise is critical.  Not just to the people you promised them to, but to yourself.  When you make and keep commitments, it sends an important message to your own subconscious mind.  It says, “I am a person of honor.  I value myself and my word.”  And that’s a big step toward higher consciousness.

-RG

17 comments on “The Role of Commitment in Manifesting Prosperity”

  1. Wow Randy -

    A potent little message but so true. As I read your post a couple of people came to mind, not in a judgmental way, but I think this is a gap - they are people I care about, so I am going to send them this post.

    For me, this provides and score card subject to self access and embrace - every step is a journey toward manifesting our "full potential" to live an extraordinary life.

    Thank you as always for your sage insights!

    James
    http://Twitter.com/AskJamesHolmes

  2. It's funny isn't it, how many people shy away from commitment and feel like they have to be dragged kicking and screaming into it (whatever that commitment may be). But you are right Randy, commitment is about respect, respect yourself and respecting everyone else you interact with. Thanks for a worthy reminder.
    Have a great weekend y'all!

  3. Randy;

    It appears to me that this is a broad generalization of everyone who may hold a lack mentality. While I myself have made a commitment to moving past limiting beliefs that kept me in a lack mentality, the things you mention here have never been an aspect of who I am.

    I'm sure many others may agree, and while it may be true for some its too broad of a statement to categorize others.

    "But people in lack mentality are always late."

  4. Randy,

    I am really glad you addressed the commitment issue. This is such an important component, and the more I study it, the more clear it becomes to me that it is closely aligned to faith.

    Being committed in a sense to your belief in that which you are manifesting.

    But it is also such an important concept on a root level. It is the basis of all things good and is a component of all things that are sustainable - like a good marriage, like friendship and success.

    I have written a about commitment and my epiphany about this subject in 2005.

    I'll share it sometime.

    Good post, brother.

    Thank you.

    Michael

  5. People do not handle truth well. I am very honest - people have told me I am "too honest". If you ask me - I am not going to lie to you. If I tell you I will be there. Count on it - If I say I can't. I am not sorry. It is reality.

  6. Oh, we are all so righteous Oh! each and everyone so much better than everyone else...

    when running life in crisis mode, I would try to catch a bus slipping and sliding on snow and ice, without shoes, just socks - of course the bus would leave too quickly.

  7. Thank you Randy, for that wisdom which you give every day. It you inspire me for new day, changing consciousness and the attitude to the life, to-as persons. You help to find that focus which moves me more quickly. I am overflown with pleasure. I transfer this wisdom to my friends-duplications!

  8. So, where is it coming from that it is ok to let life take control of you and have an excuse for every time you are not keeping up a promise?
    Patterns of behaviour come from our childhood and from what was percieved as accepted by our circle of influence.

    All the parents here, have you ever promised your child that you will do this and that, take him here or there... just so they will not bug you any longer? ... And then ofcourse you had no real intention to keep up with your promise. What is the lesson you present to them from an early age?
    You are the circle of influence !
    "Doing the things you promise is critical".
    Bottom line, this is so critical to teach your kids that
    “I am a person of honor. I value myself and my word.” .. and they should be too.
    This is where it starts.

  9. Everyone is committed. Look at where your life is right now. It's what you have been committed to having. Perhaps you have let someone/something else run your commitments? You can change that. Thank you Randy for demonstrating the power of commitment.

  10. Hi, Randy
    Your posts are good indeed. They rarely apply to who I am now (mostly to what I used to think and how I used to act) and I may not always agree with you (completely), but each and every time I learn a lot and you help me understand myself and other people better.
    Passed this one well. No lack mentality, no traces of running my life on crisis mode but I'm multitasking (no ADD, please!). So, either I'm on time, which I usually am, or my being late is of no relevance (for instance if I run late for a 6 o'clock dinner, my company thinks we were to meet at 7 and I'm there first) what's the next step?
    Shine,
    Natasa

  11. Hey Randy-
    I love this post on so many levels. The simplest and most easy to ignore habits are often what point to the most important insights.

    When I first met Will (20 yrs ago now) we had agreed to trade a haircut for a massage. I still remember my amazement when he showed up on time. I was stunned. I remember thinking WOW this is a good guy. I had become so accustomed to being disappointed I just stopped counting on anyone doing anything they said they would do.

    It seems so simple and silly, but at the time it was remarkable. I still tell people, "I knew I could trust Will because he always showed up when he said he would "

    Eighteen years we have been married and I get the gift of sharing my time with someone I know is true to his word. For someone like me who had lost FOUR very influential men in my life in a moment, it's a relief to live with someone like this. I had to do some very deep personal work to believe he was for real and would stick around.

    When I first read this post I thought that it didn't really apply to me because, I also am pretty much always on time and keeping my word is very important to me. But as I thought about Will, committments and time, I realized something....

    Almost every time I am supposed to go somewhere, I push my time limits to the very edge. I leave plenty of time to get ready and I always make it by when I say, but right before I leave the house I start to add in things to do that are usually meaningless...wiping down the table, tossing in laundry, watering plants etc. It's like I get nerveous to actually walk out the door and show up.

    So, interesting habit to notice and I now wonder what is really underlying it. I convince myself (and Will who has seen me do this for years) it's because I want to come home to a clean house, but.... I suspect it has more to do with letting my presence actually matter to other people.

    I'll check it out and look forward to finding a more enjoyable way to step out into the world in the future.

    Thanks for being the catalyst to becoming more concious one more time.
    Jeanne

  12. Wow! That was me till just a few years ago. I knew I was creating havok for everyone besides myself, but I never realized it was about always being in "crises" mode. I had just come to my senses and realized that I was in "selfish" mode.
    People always had to wait on me, etc. And not just about time but actually being relied upon. I work very hard on keeping my promises and being on time now.

    It is actually quite nice not to be stressed out over being late or letting someone down who was relying on me.

    Thanks again Randy.
    Lucinda

  13. I wish every person from this part of the Globe I am posting can read this article. Late attendance or no show (without apology) is a culture thing here.

  14. I appreciate this post, I am always early (sometimes exactly on time if there is heavy traffic -- but never late)!! I, on the other hand, married someone who tends to be late (85% of the time). I try and explain the fundamentals of punctuality but my pleas fall upon deaf ears. Follow Through on Commitments = Respect.
    Say you plan to meat someone at 5pm, - you follow through. WHY? Because it would be rude to stand them up and it is a poor reflection of you. By arriving punctually or early -- you show respect to the other person, essentially saying "you matter to me." In this life, we all want to matter to someone. Especially our self, very important to honor commitments you make to yourself.

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  • 17 comments on “The Role of Commitment in Manifesting Prosperity”

    1. Wow Randy -

      A potent little message but so true. As I read your post a couple of people came to mind, not in a judgmental way, but I think this is a gap - they are people I care about, so I am going to send them this post.

      For me, this provides and score card subject to self access and embrace - every step is a journey toward manifesting our "full potential" to live an extraordinary life.

      Thank you as always for your sage insights!

      James
      http://Twitter.com/AskJamesHolmes

    2. It's funny isn't it, how many people shy away from commitment and feel like they have to be dragged kicking and screaming into it (whatever that commitment may be). But you are right Randy, commitment is about respect, respect yourself and respecting everyone else you interact with. Thanks for a worthy reminder.
      Have a great weekend y'all!

    3. Randy;

      It appears to me that this is a broad generalization of everyone who may hold a lack mentality. While I myself have made a commitment to moving past limiting beliefs that kept me in a lack mentality, the things you mention here have never been an aspect of who I am.

      I'm sure many others may agree, and while it may be true for some its too broad of a statement to categorize others.

      "But people in lack mentality are always late."

    4. Randy,

      I am really glad you addressed the commitment issue. This is such an important component, and the more I study it, the more clear it becomes to me that it is closely aligned to faith.

      Being committed in a sense to your belief in that which you are manifesting.

      But it is also such an important concept on a root level. It is the basis of all things good and is a component of all things that are sustainable - like a good marriage, like friendship and success.

      I have written a about commitment and my epiphany about this subject in 2005.

      I'll share it sometime.

      Good post, brother.

      Thank you.

      Michael

    5. People do not handle truth well. I am very honest - people have told me I am "too honest". If you ask me - I am not going to lie to you. If I tell you I will be there. Count on it - If I say I can't. I am not sorry. It is reality.

    6. Oh, we are all so righteous Oh! each and everyone so much better than everyone else...

      when running life in crisis mode, I would try to catch a bus slipping and sliding on snow and ice, without shoes, just socks - of course the bus would leave too quickly.

    7. Thank you Randy, for that wisdom which you give every day. It you inspire me for new day, changing consciousness and the attitude to the life, to-as persons. You help to find that focus which moves me more quickly. I am overflown with pleasure. I transfer this wisdom to my friends-duplications!

    8. So, where is it coming from that it is ok to let life take control of you and have an excuse for every time you are not keeping up a promise?
      Patterns of behaviour come from our childhood and from what was percieved as accepted by our circle of influence.

      All the parents here, have you ever promised your child that you will do this and that, take him here or there... just so they will not bug you any longer? ... And then ofcourse you had no real intention to keep up with your promise. What is the lesson you present to them from an early age?
      You are the circle of influence !
      "Doing the things you promise is critical".
      Bottom line, this is so critical to teach your kids that
      “I am a person of honor. I value myself and my word.” .. and they should be too.
      This is where it starts.

    9. Everyone is committed. Look at where your life is right now. It's what you have been committed to having. Perhaps you have let someone/something else run your commitments? You can change that. Thank you Randy for demonstrating the power of commitment.

    10. Hi, Randy
      Your posts are good indeed. They rarely apply to who I am now (mostly to what I used to think and how I used to act) and I may not always agree with you (completely), but each and every time I learn a lot and you help me understand myself and other people better.
      Passed this one well. No lack mentality, no traces of running my life on crisis mode but I'm multitasking (no ADD, please!). So, either I'm on time, which I usually am, or my being late is of no relevance (for instance if I run late for a 6 o'clock dinner, my company thinks we were to meet at 7 and I'm there first) what's the next step?
      Shine,
      Natasa

    11. Hey Randy-
      I love this post on so many levels. The simplest and most easy to ignore habits are often what point to the most important insights.

      When I first met Will (20 yrs ago now) we had agreed to trade a haircut for a massage. I still remember my amazement when he showed up on time. I was stunned. I remember thinking WOW this is a good guy. I had become so accustomed to being disappointed I just stopped counting on anyone doing anything they said they would do.

      It seems so simple and silly, but at the time it was remarkable. I still tell people, "I knew I could trust Will because he always showed up when he said he would "

      Eighteen years we have been married and I get the gift of sharing my time with someone I know is true to his word. For someone like me who had lost FOUR very influential men in my life in a moment, it's a relief to live with someone like this. I had to do some very deep personal work to believe he was for real and would stick around.

      When I first read this post I thought that it didn't really apply to me because, I also am pretty much always on time and keeping my word is very important to me. But as I thought about Will, committments and time, I realized something....

      Almost every time I am supposed to go somewhere, I push my time limits to the very edge. I leave plenty of time to get ready and I always make it by when I say, but right before I leave the house I start to add in things to do that are usually meaningless...wiping down the table, tossing in laundry, watering plants etc. It's like I get nerveous to actually walk out the door and show up.

      So, interesting habit to notice and I now wonder what is really underlying it. I convince myself (and Will who has seen me do this for years) it's because I want to come home to a clean house, but.... I suspect it has more to do with letting my presence actually matter to other people.

      I'll check it out and look forward to finding a more enjoyable way to step out into the world in the future.

      Thanks for being the catalyst to becoming more concious one more time.
      Jeanne

    12. Wow! That was me till just a few years ago. I knew I was creating havok for everyone besides myself, but I never realized it was about always being in "crises" mode. I had just come to my senses and realized that I was in "selfish" mode.
      People always had to wait on me, etc. And not just about time but actually being relied upon. I work very hard on keeping my promises and being on time now.

      It is actually quite nice not to be stressed out over being late or letting someone down who was relying on me.

      Thanks again Randy.
      Lucinda

    13. I wish every person from this part of the Globe I am posting can read this article. Late attendance or no show (without apology) is a culture thing here.

    14. I appreciate this post, I am always early (sometimes exactly on time if there is heavy traffic -- but never late)!! I, on the other hand, married someone who tends to be late (85% of the time). I try and explain the fundamentals of punctuality but my pleas fall upon deaf ears. Follow Through on Commitments = Respect.
      Say you plan to meat someone at 5pm, - you follow through. WHY? Because it would be rude to stand them up and it is a poor reflection of you. By arriving punctually or early -- you show respect to the other person, essentially saying "you matter to me." In this life, we all want to matter to someone. Especially our self, very important to honor commitments you make to yourself.

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