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No other word carries the same level of power to move you in the direction of your dreams than, commitment.
Ever started a dietary regiment, started studying a new language or started lifting weights?
Did you maintain consistency with any of the above until you reached your desired outcome? If so, you were committed to the outcome. If not, you probably were interested in having it happen. Or, you would have liked it to happen. But you certainly weren’t committed to it happening.
Commitment means staying the course, independent of how long it takes. It means being unified with what it requires for your goal to be fulfilled regardless of what’s happening around you.
Anthony Robbins writes:
“Even if it all goes wrong, even if it rains on your parade, even if the stock market crashes, even if your lover leaves you, even if no one gives you the support that you need, you still must stay committed to your decision that you will live your life at the highest level.”
Can Commitment Be Expressed in This Moment?
Yes! In this moment, regardless of where you are or what you’re doing, when something deep within you is conscious of what you’re committed to like a flame that can’t be extinguished, you’re demonstrating commitment even without being tempted to give up.
Commitment lives in the eternal now and expresses itself in the eternal now. And you can commit yourself to whatever you want, right now.
What do you think of when you hear the phrase ‘a committed relationship’? If you’re like me, you think of a couple who’ve chosen to maintain a drive within themselves to contribute to staying together. But you’ll never hear a couple that’s committed to each other saying, ‘We’d like to stay together’ or ‘we’re interested in staying together’. That’s not commitment. Commitment is an entirely different animal that drives the sails of your ship to its intended destination.
I trust that my wonderful readers will not want or desire their goal. They’ll be committed to making it happen.
Bamboo Forest is a professional Email Life Coach and the founder of Tick Tock Timer.