Committing is How You Win
A common theme within my blog is commitment. This daily blog that I’ve been writing for the past three years embodies this.
Some friends think I’m naturally good at focusing and saying no. But that isn’t the case at all. Even now, there’s so many things I want to do. I want to travel to Mexico, I want to learn how to powerlift, I want to try cooking different cuisines, I want to learn a combat sport, I want to improve my wardrobe, I want to get better at skiing. The list is endless. But what I learned is that I can try to do everything but ironically I’ll do nothing. One of the most important lessons I learned is that committing is how you win.
Here’s another concrete example, when I was moving to New York I was looking for a community. And back in October, I came across this new third space in NYC called Verci. I felt like I resonated with their values and ethos and decided to check it out. I talked with Anant, one of the founders, and I told him that I like to commit to very few communities and this is one I want to commit to. And that’s what I did. I joined the community, engaged with it, became a regular, started hosting my own events, and I’m now a core member in Verci. Through Verci I’ve met many of my kindreds, hosted my own events, and made lots of friends that I vibe with.
What I learned about communities is that you get what you put in. This was the case when I joined the Canadian Undergraduate Tech Conference early in college, this was the case when I joined Front Row Ventures later in college, and this was the case again at Verci. Each one of those communities I’ve gained immensely whether it be skills, experiences, or reputation.
Whether it be communities, skills, or relationships,commit and play the long game. That’s how you win.