The 365 Commitment has only a few requirements. One of these is writing down what is most important each morning before you engage with the worries and work of the day.
It has been said by people who know what they are talking about, that if you want to get something done, write it down. Writing something down vastly increases the probability of actually making it happen. Writing is analogous to thinking. The act of writing forces you to organize your thinking. Somehow converting thoughts into written word brings them into the tangible reality, not just amorphous thoughts. These truths inspired the requirement of writing daily into the 365 Commitment.
Yul Brenner played the character of Pharaoh in the classic movie “The 10 Commandments.” Long before Clint Eastwood or Arnold Schwarzenegger uttered their famous movie taglines “Make My Day” or I’ll be back,” Yul Brenner said, “So it shall be written; so it shall be done.” When I was a kid watching this epic tale, hearing Yul Brenner say, “So it shall be written; so it shall be done” throughout the movie was so cool! It seemed so profound and meaningful. It still does, because there is real truth in these words. Writing down what is important has a profound power. But now that power is in your hands, not just the Pharaoh’s.
So, take seriously your commitment to write down daily what is most important. Realize that you are committing a profound and powerful act by doing so; you are shaping your mind and your future through this effort. Take your desires, values, and wishes and bring them into the tangible world through writing.
Well this concludes my blog for today, “a man’s gotta know his limitations.” So, “hasta la vista baby,” “I’ll be back” . . . tomorrow. So it shall be written, so it shall be done.
Ben Wagner (39)
Member 365 Commitment