It’s easy to say you’re committed to something. We do it all the time.
I’m committed to spending more time with my family.
I’m committed to being of service in my community.
I’m committed to looking for a more rewarding career.
I’m committed to writing a book, being fit, getting organized…
And indeed you may be committed SO LONG AS…
I don’t miss out on playing golf, going fishing, or watching the football game.
I don’t have to take any risks.
I don’t have to feel uncomfortable.
If you are really committed, ask yourself what you would be willing to give up to
keep that commitment.
Are you willing to be inconvenienced?
Willing to forgo entertaining yourself?
Are you willing to experience anxiety and uncertainty?
Are you willing to dig in?
Are you willing to fail?
If you are, THEN you can say you are committed. Otherwise, you are just saying
things you would LIKE to do. Things you MIGHT do SO LONG as it’s easy for you.
That’s not commitment.
I’m pondering that question this week, myself, and I invite you to do the same. Let me know what you discover.
Until next Tuesday. YIPPEE!