Why Won’t You Commit?

You want to get fit, but you stop going to the gym after a month. You want to lose weight, but you keep eating all the sugar. You want to write that book, but you never get past a few notes that you jotted down. You want to start that business, but you never get past the research stage. You want to get your day started at 5AM during the week, but you keep hitting the snooze button. You want to spend more time with your family, but you never leave work when you say you’re going to leave.

It’s because you are not committed. You’re not wholeheartedly dedicated to getting the results you want. When you’re committed to something, you do whatever it takes.

“Commitment is knowing what you will do regardless of what happens.”

I say it all the time, but most of us are good at keeping our commitments to other people. One example I use with clients is our commitments to our kids. We will move mountains to get our kids into the best schools, the best sports programs, and to be there to support them at all their events…no matter how tired we are after work or how late we were up the night before or whether or not we think we can afford it. We make it happen. But when it comes to committing to ourselves and investing in ourselves, we have all the excuses for why we can’t do it. We are tired, we don’t have the time, we don’t have the money.

Somewhere down the line, we learned to put everyone else before ourselves. However, I have learned over the years that putting myself first allows me to be there for everyone else in a bigger and better way.

So make a decision to commit to yourself, your dreams, your results. Do whatever it takes to make it happen. Honor that commitment no matter what life throws at you (because life will happen). And watch what you create.

If you need help making and honoring your commitments, reach out to me. I’ll help you remove all the blockers.

Gabrielle, The Thought Trainer


One response to “Why Won’t You Commit?”

  1. Alisha Avatar

    These competing priorities sometimes having me over committing and not getting anything done for myself.

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