Originally Posted by elucidate
Ok, I think I get that.
What are some ways to show you are serious about it?
Consistency and the will to endure are the foundation. From there, practices which focus the mind and put the self into perspective, like the Foci and Collage exercises I'm so fond of, are a big help. From that point you act on the best understanding you have of your chosen path and feel your way through it more and more until your understanding is shattered and expanded into something more accurate and nuanced.
It's a long process, it's not sexy, but it works.