Be honest. You have said you were going to do something that you knew you would never do. Before the words even left your mouth--- that inner voice said you ain’t gonna do that (bad grammar intended.)
It sounded good at the time. You thought about it a lot. It would change your life if you did it. But, when you realized the level of commitment involved, you backed out + gave up + never really started and failed.
Don’t do that again. Don’t even set yourself up for another failure. You know what you need to do. You also know what you are willing to do.
I hear that inner voice every time I say I’m giving up my obsession with Pepsi. I’ve been drinking it for as long as I remember. It’s my family’s drink of choice. But, I know it’s not the best choice---so, every couple of months I uttered the words this is my last one. Before the words even leave my mouth, I know I am not willing to give it up. Not yet anyway.
So let’s get real this time. You have some goals + dreams + hopes for your life. Sooner than later, you want to finally make some of that stuff happen. You have made a decision that this year HAS GOT TO BE DIFFERENT + better. BUT---What are you willing to commit to? What are you willing to do to make it happen?
You want to love your life more + you want to find your purpose + you want to inspire your family and you know what it will take to experience all of that. It is going to require you to be more intentional, to get rid of the distractions, to become more focus, to take more action, to drop the excuses, and to finally believe that you deserve it. That last requirement is probably the hardest.
Making a commitment to change your life is the biggest + most important commitment you will ever make. So before you even attempt it, start being honest with yourself. Which of the many changes on your to do list are you more likely to really commit to? Just start with one thing. Don’t overwhelm yourself.
One more thing you should know…
When you say you are going to do something and don’t actually do it, you are telling yourself + your dreams that you can’t be trusted. Don’t do that again.
If you want to assure your dreams that you can be trusted + really commit to real change, here is your approach:
Consider committing to things that:
…Creates fast results.
…Has been an issue for you for the shortest amount of time.
…Doesn’t require money.
…Invites a high level of excitement
…Involves just you or no more than one other person.
Using those criteria will help you choose something that you will be willing to commit to + something that will quickly recharge your life + build your confidence.
What are you willing to do to experience more of what you love? Join me in the comments section below. Be brave and share how you will use my approach to make a real commitment this time.
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Until next time Loves…