originally posted on Friday, February 17, 2012
I’ve been coming across lots of information about goals and goal setting this year, maybe because the year is still young and planning, or the idea of planning, is still a fresh one!.
I’ve worked with people who are in a “stuck” place with the whole idea of goals and feel it’s kind of boring and repetitive, year in, year out.
How about commitments?
They’re very different from goals.
Commitments are ongoing quality of life shifts.
Goals are measurable.
Commitments are a state of mind.
Here is an example:
-I am committed to feeling delight and joy in my work.
-I am committed to managing my $$, not being managed by it.
-I am committed to taking care of my physical and emotional health.
-I am committed to reciprocal love with friends and family.
-I am committed to the continual personal growth required to be the best wife and mother I can be.
-I am committed to stretching myself outside of my comfort zone.
-I am committed to the importance and practice of playtime.
-I am committed to “greener” habits.
Here’s a challenge:
Write down what you are committed to in your life.
Record them on your phone.
Listen to your voice review your commitments daily.
This takes me 39 seconds.
If you make this a habit, what can happen?
Where might this lead you?