Make A Commitment To What Matters To You

The time shift has found me a little sluggish for the first couple of days but I am very fortunate to have good health, which allows me to keep on going. Endurance is a quality I have from working out 7 days a week. My commitment to my health brings me good health.

I am also fortunate to have work I enjoy and people at work that I value. My desire for ongoing growth and being the best I can ends me up in good jobs with real relationships with people I enjoy. In my work, my commitment to building healthy relationships with my peers and our clients make work a pleasant place to be.

The power of what you commit to will have a life long affect. I did not share my two commitments above to make me look good but because I see the affects in my own life of my commitments.

What are you fully committed to in your life, what matters most to you? Are you willing to make a commitment to your health, to your relationships, to your nutrition, to your career/profession, to your ongoing growth, to making a difference, to your music, painting, writing or other creative expression, to ending hunger, to being present, to compassionate listening, to exploring your spiritual needs, to being the best parent, to improving your skills, to have more fun, to eating more slowly, to being more peaceful, or whatever is important to you? What is holding you back today from fully committing to the parts of your life that matter most to you?

Commitments are like goals but with much passion and a more investment of your energy and focus. A commitment is something you do fully or it isn't a commitment. Yesterday I recommended making a commitment to tuning in and listening to your inner wisdom that wants to guide you to a more purposeful and peaceful life. I guess that would be called making a commitment to making a commitment. Is there an echo in my brain or did I just hiccup?

Kidding aside, check out to see if you are holding yourself back in any part of your life. Your upbringing and society warned you to keep things close, take it easy, avoid over commitments, and be cautious, all good ideas if you let your ego rationalize protecting yourself out of fear. Commitments challenge you to go beyond your fears and to act with clear intentions.

The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.
Vince Lombardi

You need to make a commitment, and once you make it, then life will give you some answers.
Les Brown

There's no abiding success without commitment.
Tony Robbins

You always have two choices: your commitment versus your fear.
Sammy Davis, Jr.