Sunday, December 5, 2010

Commitment

Are you committed? I mean really committed. Committed to what you may say? Anything.
Are you committed to anything? Is there something you have sold out to so much that every single one of your friends and family know. Or are you just a cork floating down a river getting tossed to and fro? Making a commitment takes a great deal of courage. The word commitment itself means you or someone you know just might have to make some kind of sacrifice. It is not a commitment to do something trivial like mowing the lawn, though it may take some time to do so.
I am talking more about something that you would like your life to stand for. I know a number of people that are very loyal to the company they work for. That is great. Do you have that commitment to something in your life?
As we wind down the last month of 2010, thousands of people
are going to ask themselves how the year went, were there any changes, what can I do to make it a better year. Typically around the new year, many people try to start over in some areas.
Before you do that; ask yourself what you committed to for 2010. Was it a resolution you committed to and stuck to? If so, congratulations. If not, what can you commit to before the new year.
Habits are created in 21 days. There is a chance to create a habit before the new year and then you already have a month down. You can pick improving in family, finances, fitness(one of the biggest ones), faith, there a lot of areas.
Before you commit, really ask yourself what that commitment means to you. It might be as simple as promising you will do something for yourself just to make you feel better.
I just started The Speed of Trust by Stephen M.R. Covey and he talks about how trust is an absolute indispensable trait everyone has to have to move forward in life and in business.
One of his first areas that he digs into first is trust with yourself. Do you make promises to yourself and keep them? That can be a hard question. The good news is if you answered no you can change that.
One of my most trusted business partners said to me today in a text message. “Time to draw a line in the sand.”
I know him and I trust him. Would you say those are words of commitment?
God bless, Nicholas Nighbor