“I’m just browsing”

We see it all the time, and not just in the store, with a catalog or on a website.

You can tell the committed students from the ones who are simply skating by.

You can figure out who’s reading the book because they’ve got something at stake and who’s simply wasting time.

When we adopt the posture of commitment, something extraordinary happens: The lessons get more profound and useful. The questions asked get more specific and urgent. The connections that are made get deeper.

The reason that most online videos and blog posts seem to come and go is because we use a browser to interact with them. “What’s next?” is asked too often. Perhaps it would be more useful to imagine that this is the very last thing we get to engage in before we have to commit to our work…