What My World's Like

Monday motivation: Commit to yourself



“Commit to yourself” is my mantra for the week. I’m certain it’ll last longer than a week, but for now, that’s what it is.

It’s amazing how much space in our lives we can fill with things that are mostly inconsequential and detract from what actually matters to us, Twitter and Facebook, for example.

This week, I’m committing to my meditation practice, an inspiring beginning to my 30-day fitness challenge, writing more, keeping my vibration high, and being more productive in general. I waste a lot of time. Thing is…that time is life, so I’m wasting a lot of life.

Why commiting to ourselves is important rarely needs explanation, but often requires reminders. So commit to your best interest, your goals, your health, your wealth, your improvement, your joy, your highest vision of who you can be, your ideas and beliefs, your definitions, your style, your version of your life–no one else’s.

We succeed when we dedicate ourselves to the completion of our goals. Life is full of verbs. Commit.


CHALLENGE: get out of the comfort zone


reach your goal

Recently, I decided I needed to do something I don’t do often enough: push myself. So…I ordered P90X.

I’ve come to learn that overcoming physical challenges motivates me the most. Not just in my workouts, but in life, I don’t move too far out of the comfort zone. I’m timid when it comes to some things I really want and committing myself has been a longstanding problem. It’s critical that I move from “I wish” or “maybe I can” to “I will” and “I know I can”. Because I get a great boost in all-around confidence from reaching physical goals, I figured this would be a pretty good one to have.

The Beachbody tag line is wholly applicable to all areas of life: Decide. Commit. Succeed.

What can you start doing now to push yourself out of your comfort zone and closer to your goals?

“No man is happy without a goal, and no man can be happy without faith in his own ability to reach that goal.”
– L. Ron Hubbard

“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.”
– Beverly Sills