I want to ask you just one thing.
How do you commit to yourself?
I ask this for a specific reason. Without commitment, we would not be where we are today… whether that is as a society or as people. We commit to our jobs, our lives, one another, but do you commit to yourself? In order to get the full aspect of life, you need learn to commit to yourself. You need to be truly honest with yourself, because if you cannot be honest with yourself then who will you be honest with? You only have one body, one life to be the best you that is possible.
I find that the easiest way that I commit to myself is by making goals. The goals that I make do not have to be big goals. The goals can be small like do the dishes today, walk the dog, enjoy the sun, step away from the computer, enjoy a walk outside, breathe in fresh flowers… The goals could be large, but if they are large, make sure that the goals are manageable. Large goals could include: going to college, saving up emergency cash, going on a trip, buying yourself something expensive, saving up money for a wedding.
If you do not commit to yourself then you are fooling only you.
There are so many things that life tosses at us and a lot of what life throws is not in our control. What is in control is how you manage yourself. One of my favorite quotes is ” No one can make you feel inferior without your consent” – Eleanor Roosevelt. I feel that the quote can be used in all aspects of life. The most important one is how you treat yourself. If you feel foolish at something then you are the one that is acting that way. No one is making you act that way.
For this week’s assignment, I want you to look at yourself. I want you to think hard about your life. I want you to make a small commitment to yourself. After that commitment, I want you to make another one then keep on adding onto it. You will be amazed at how much committing to yourself can make you feel that much better.