Commitment: the trait of sincere and steadfast fixity of purpose.
Today, I’d like you to consider what you are committed to that is all about you. Yes, that’s right. It is YOUR time to focus on YOU.
No, this is not about being selfish or self-centered. This is about your commitment to being your best.
We do well when it comes to being present for our families, work, and service organizations. What about your commitment to you?
Have you honored your recent appointment with the gym? Are you getting your required amount of sleep? How many vegetables are you eating during a week?
Most of us KNOW what to do. We get busy, pre-occupied, stressed, and we fall into our customary and most comfortable habit—whatever that may be. It’s rarely the option for our highest good.
When we aren’t paying attention, we grab the chips, drink coffee all morning (or all day), munch on the M&M’s, and forget about eating anything green (except the green M&M’s).
When life gets challenging, we often fall into default mode. When our habits are not the best, neither are we.
My challenge to you this week: Decide what you are committed to and make it non-negotiable. You will do whatever it is NO MATTER WHAT.
Some ideas (this does not need to be crazy over-the-top huge):
*Schedule 2 workouts of your choice and make them happen
*Eat an extra serving of vegetables each day
*Go to bed 10-15 minutes earlier than you usually do every night
*Get a massage, do a deprivation float, or enjoy some other spa treatment
*Read a thought-provoking book 15 minutes a day
Choose one thing. Commit to change and make it happen. You are strong. You are courageous. You are worth it.
“The real value of setting goals is not the recognition or reward, it’s the person we become by finding the discipline, courage, and commitment to achieve them.” —Anonymous