‘Commitment is an act, not a word.’ Jean-Paul Sartre
Two years ago, I decided to launch a weekly newsletter in the form of Friday Focus. Here I am 105 weeks later honouring my commitment to producing one short, punchy topic a week with one action arising for you to take on board in either your business or your personal life or both! So today’s topic is commitment!
You’re surrounded in life by commitments: family, work, health, personal development. You may feel trapped by the commitments you make but what if you were to feel freedom through your commitments instead?
Purpose and commitment go hand in hand. Committing to a purpose on a daily basis gives you a greater sense of meaning and significance in life and therefore in turn contributes to your general state of well-being.
Committing to continuous personal growth will open you up to so many opportunities. Through the challenges and the learnings from the commitments you make, you will gain the freedom you desire.
When you make a commitment to something, how often do you honour them? As Tony Robbins says, ‘there’s always a way – if you’re committed.’
For me, I honour the commitments I make both to myself and to others across all areas of my life and it would take a lot to break a commitment. Perhaps a serious event, illness or an uncontrollable force of nature. Commitment is built on trust and dedication to a cause. Therefore it is important to understand what is involved before you commit to something.
When I launched Focus on WHY, the intention was, and still remains so today, to encourage you to focus on your WHY, to inspire, enable and empower you to achieve self-fulfilment.
Guests on the show share their passion and their commitment to a cause and in doing so benefits all those who tune in. The guests are committed to ensure that others don’t experience what they have gone through. For some guests, when they speak of their commitment, it is so deep and meaningful that it brings tears to their eyes. This was the certainly the case for Farah Hussain, Chris Leek, Jackie Handy and Ann Wilson to name just a few.
People want a forum to express their experiences and knowledge and in some cases their very soul. Not only just to be able to speak, but also to be heard. Focus on WHY gives people that platform to share their commitment publicly. No story is the same and so far every single guest I have interviewed has brought a unique experience to the podcast. There is so much magic that exists amongst the people of this incredible world.
In episode 253, The Promise with Jason Hewlett, Jason said, ‘Go make a commitment to do it and you will be so happy. That is the true message I share, is how to just have more fulfilment and happiness in life is by making and keeping the right promise.’
Abraham Lincoln said, ‘Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality.’ Take your promise, make it count and make a difference in the world. You have one life. Live it and love it.
Remember, ‘Motivation is what gets you started. Commitment is what keeps you going.’ Jim Rohn
Commit to WHY you do what you do. Invest in you. Focus on Commitment!
ACTION POINT - Decide. Commit. Focus on WHY. Succeed.
What will you commit to doing today?