Dare of the day & commitment (Nadège)


Dear Brooke,
I’m currently spending the month in the US and thoroughly enjoying the experience. Before leaving France, I decided to practice the June Dare of the Day everyday: I wanted to speak with an English speaker daily. And I’ve done it! I expected fear and experienced it, observed my thoughts about it and sooner than I expected it (and I even think I didn’t expect it at all), it became super easy. I realise I’m very curious and wants to ask lots of questions to the people I meet. And they’re willing to answer them too! So dare of speaking : check.
As a consequence, I decided that maybe it was the right time to finally commit to following my protocol as an impossible goal for the next 100 days. Reading the Year of Scholars booklet (thank you for that!), I realised that I often stopped before feeling committed, Dan Sullivan’s first step, as I thought that I would chicken out rather than fail at being brave. Failing ahead of time.
But then I explored other areas where I got committed (to having children, being married, teaching English, running a marathon…) and realised they were much more frightening than feeling my feelings and following my protocole. So that’s it, I’m finally all in, willing to experience fear, frustration, urges…
Here’s my first question: would you say that feeling committed is a mixture of fear, excitement and determination? That’s how it feels to me.
Second question: what sentences could create this feeling of committed? I’ve come up with:
– I’m committing to success.
– I’ll do it whatever happens.
– I’m doing it no matter what.
and my son came up with:
– My success is made of a thousand fails.
Thanks and have a lovely day!
Nadège (in Dinosaur National Monument)