thought of the day.

From my Starbucks cup today…

“The irony of commitment is that it’s deeply liberating — in work, in play, in love. The act frees you from the tyranny of your internal critic, from the fear that likes to dress itself up and parade around as rational hesitation. To commit is to remove your head as the barrier to your life. –Anne Morriss (*bucks customer in NYC)

I love to commit myself to things. I’m an “overcommitter” if you will; proud to be one. I agree with her in that making a commitment does free oneself from having to go through the internal struggle of decision making. But over-commitment leads to a much greater mental strife–the creation of priorities. What comes first and what comes last? Ah the peril of the busy.

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