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You know that result you want to create, that habit you want to instil, that change you want to make in your work or life?
Are you committed to it or just interested in it?
You’ll know the difference:
If you’re committed to it you’ll:
- Take action no matter what
- Find the time to focus on it
- Be consistent
- Plan ahead
If you’re just interested in it you’ll:
- Talk about it without taking action
- Let other things get in the way
- Sometimes do it
- Not plan for it
Maybe you don’t want to be committed – and that’s ok!
Then decide right now that you’re not committed to it, you’re just interested.
And be happy and content that you’ll dabble with taking action every now and again.
But don’t expect the results that come from commitment when you’re just interested.
And don’t feel bad for not getting the results of commitment if you’re just interested.
And don’t fool yourself into thinking that you’re committed when actually you’re just interested.
All of that expectation, feeling bad and fooling yourself is wasting energy on habits you can be 100% committed to.
So what about if you want to be committed to something?
Then decide the habits or changes you want to make that you can commit to right now.
And decide the time, duration and intensity you are willing to commit to those.
Don’t overcommit and set yourself up for potential failure.
Commit to something that is 100% achievable for you.
Commit to something where you know you’ll follow through no matter what.
- Think about all of the goals, results, or habits you want to change, get better at or start
- For each of those, ask yourself if you are willing to be 100% committed to it? Or if you just want to be interested in it?
- For those goals and habits you want to commit to, decide exactly how you will commit to them. Be as specific as possible
- e.g. I commit to deep focus work for 3 hours per week – 1 hour every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10 am
- Then take action on that commitment and keep reminding yourself of your commitment
- For any new opportunity or idea that comes your way, decide whether you are willing to be committed to it or interested – and if committed decide exactly what the commitment is
- And always give yourself permission to just be interested in the things you don’t want to commit to right now.
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