How many people see this word and run like hell? Now I am not just talking about some hard core bachelor who is getting married for the first time( but I could be?)
Being the start of a new year I'm talking about all you "committed" resolutors out there who are "really going to make a difference in your health this year"...You are going to start going to church or start working out, or change your diet, or start volunteering....all these things are great and wonderful if you are truly committed to making a difference?!
If your not, you'll go to church for a month or go to the gym for a month or you may visit a homeless shelter(once)... and again all these things are fantastic and a step in the right direction but then your thoughts and other "priorities" get in the way and you stop!
That level of commitment is at the level of "I tried". A pretty low "commitment" level.
Here is a definition of Commitment I believe people don't either know or understand-well read and I'll explain it as I see it.
COMMITMENT-an engagement or obligation that restricts freedom of action
Now if you are thinking-"If I commit to something then I can't do something else"- you would be some
what correct. As I understand this definition, to me it means- if you give your word or you commit to do something then you have "guaranteed" that you are going to do that something. Not later, or when you feel like it but at the exact time and in the exact way you said you would. For example; "Connor Couch Potato" stated ( in October) he was going to clean out the garage so his wife can get her car in before the first snow hits( it's now January- in Buffalo). Guess what, Connor Couch Potato hasn't gotten it done yet. "You know well, work got in the way, football got in the way, the dog ate my homework"...you get the picture. His level of commitment was pretty low he "committed" to other things rather than to his wife-NOT GOOD!
In other words if you make a commitment it becomes NO MATTER WHAT. The excuses go out the window.
When the excuses go out the window and commitments are kept many great things happen.
Trust is created; Accomplishments are completed; self confidence is boosted; skills are learned; there is happiness and joy throughout the land!!!
When I coach or give motivational presentations I speak of the "Pillars" , COMMITMENT is one of those pillars. Another way to look at COMMITMENT is what are you "willing to pay" to make something happen; to be true to your word; to accomplish your goals. Are you willing to "restrict" one action for the completion of another? That is the question to answer before you make a commitment.
If you are, then you are committing to making a difference that matters!
Commitment-try it, you'll like it!
You are the difference!!!