We talk so much about making goals.
How to clearly define them.
Giving them timelines.
Assessing their feasibility.
So on and so forth.
Setting goals makes us feel good.
Gives us an immediate sense of accomplishment.
Yet setting goals is easy compared to making them happen.
Commitment is where the rubber meets the road.
Doing what needs to be done.
Even when it’s not fun.
Even when we don’t want to.
Even when quitting is so alluring.
What good are goals without commitments?
Goals may or may not be reached.
They often depend on factors beyond our control.
Commitments often depend only on us.
We can do the work, regardless of our circumstances.
Set goals only with commitments.
Prioritize the commitment.
Next time you set a goal, ask how it’s going to get done.
Identify the actions that lead to success.
The steps you have to take to move toward the outcome you envision.
Then commit to those actions.
Keep the end goal in mind, of course.
Remember that the goal serves to drive the action.
The action serves to reach the goal.
The two are inseparable.
You are worthy of a most excellent life.
That will take work.
That will take commitment.
You’re up to the challenge.
You’ve got this.