I found a quote this week that I love:
“Staying committed means staying loyal to what you said you were going to do long after the mood you said it in has left.”
As we are getting further into the New Year, maybe you feel like me in that all of those resolutions, intentions, and commitments you promised yourself in January have been pushed aside. The excitement and newness of the goals are long gone and the mood you said them in has definitely worn off.
In my last post, I talked about how much we push off plans because of our deep down fear of failure. We may know what we want, but actually going for it is a different story. I challenged you to take fearless action despite the risk of failure… because after all, is failure really so bad? If you learn something, then failure is actually a POSITIVE! (And we can always learn something!)
So with failure eliminated, what can you now commit to? Or, re-commit to? This is the hard part! Harder than taking the action could be establishing or re-visiting what you want to commit to in the first place.
I have been thinking a lot about that in this past week. For me, writing down what I am committed to ALWAYS helps. Writing it and seeing it allows me to not only to take action, but to stay on course when I’m no longer in the mood. Especially now – a long, cold winter can really sap the energy and passion from your well-meaning plans!
Does this resonate with you at all?
If you haven’t ever written down your commitments, today I am challenging you to do so. Bonus points if you include your values (the “whys?”) along with what you are committing to!
I have written down mine for you – because I’m on this journey too! In the spirit of what I am all about, please – keep it simple! We get paralyzed when we are overwhelmed and don’t know where to start.
Here are commitments:
- I am committed to living the simple, clean and whole lifestyle that I believe deeply in.
- I am committed to educating, empowering, and inspiring those around in several ways to live this lifestyle too. Right now, that means writing regularity about food and love – the tips, practices, recipes, and emotional wellness components that sustain the simple clean and whole lifestyle.
- I am committed to growth. Even when things seem hard and scary and I want to retreat, I will move forward – trying new things and being open to new possibilities. Because, I have learned time and time again that true growth comes from stepping outside your comfort zone.
To inspire you to write your own, I have also included a special gift! Find below three printables to motivate you to take action on your commitments. They are 5×7 in size. You can download them to your computer and print them wherever you normally print pictures.
When we surround ourselves with reminders, it makes it so much easier to do what we say we are going to do!
With committed love,