“C” Is For Commit

By: D. A. Slinkard

Moving along the alphabet for 2022, we come to our next letter “C” and the word “commit.” This is a word that strikes fear in the hearts of many because we, as a society, have a commitment issue. We do not like to commit to things whether it be relationships, cell phone contracts, or even goals we set for ourselves. If you look at someone who is successful, I believe you will find someone who has the word commitment in their vocabulary.

If you want to know why most people are unable to find success in life, it is because they do not fully commit themselves to what they need to commit to. It is almost as if there is this line we want to try and walk because if we cross this commitment line, we might be viewed a little different than others. If you commit too much, you could be seen as fanatical, so too often we choose to not commit, and then we wonder why we do not have the success we initially thought we would have.

How many times have you thought about doing something — thought about it in your mind, thought about it out loud with others, said you were going to do this, you were going to do that, but when it came time to put it all together, you were unable to? Amazingly enough, we overcommit in our minds in order to make something work, but when it comes time to deliver, we too often are not willing to commit enough. We know in our mind’s eye what needs to be accomplished and what needs to be done, but when it comes to putting everything into play, we seize to move forward. We fail to commit ourselves to what needs to be done.

If you want success in 2022, I am urging you right now to commit yourself to the things that are important to you. Commit yourself to become the best. Commit yourself to go further than others. Commit yourself not give up when things get hard. Commit yourself to take that next step. This sounds easy, it sounds good, but we have a commitment issue in our society. We make resolutions, we set goals, but the moment things get a little tougher, we make excuses. Commit not to make excuses this year.

We are already through the month of January – what does the first month say about your year? Is it going the way you wanted it to? Are you already lagging behind on what you wanted to accomplish? Have you even thought about what you want to do with 2022, or are you just taking life as it happens? I want to urge you to commit to personal success in 2022, and it is going to require you to have a “take the bulls by the horn” mentality. If you fail to have the right mentality, you have almost zero chance to succeed.

If you want this year to be different, it is time to do things differently. Too often we do the same thing over and over again, expecting a different outcome. This is the definition of insanity, and this is why we have so many people wanting to pull their hair out, wanting to give up, not even wanting to get out of bed in the morning. Commit yourself. Commit yourself to doing what is necessary to achieve success in 2022, as long as it is morally, legally, and ethically correct.

If you are one of the people drifting, or maybe you say to yourself, you do not know what you need to commit to, the next item is for you. Take out a piece of paper, use this article, and whatever resources you have available, and write down the answer to this question: What would you attempt to do if you knew that you could not fail? This may be a tough question for some to answer because we are trained to limit our thinking. Few people think big when it comes to success. Too many people think about their limitations before they think about their possibilities. What would you attempt to do, if you knew you could not fail?

Whatever you wrote down, I want to encourage you to now commit yourself to achieving your desire. What steps do you need to take daily, weekly, monthly to move you closer to this? All things are possible, but you must first decide to commit.

By: D. A. Slinkard

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