Are you really committed to your goals?

If you’re like me, you started off January feeling really energized, and ready to take on the world.  Now, you’re back to feeling a bit harried, and saying to yourself ‘It’s only been four weeks?’ (But seriously….it’s only been four weeks. Girl, what?)

Some of your new, sparkly 2019 goals may have also fallen prey to the January rush, and it’s hard to pick them back up.  If so, I have a serious question for you:

How committed are you really to this goal?

The way I like to assess this is by asking myself the following question: “On a scale of 1 to 10, how committed am I to (insert goal here)?”

Likely, if you have a hard time working on something, the number you’re going to respond with is a whole lot lower than you realized...which is totally okay!  Let me repeat that, because I know some of you need it: having a low commitment level to something is totally okay. For example, my commitment to avoiding ice cream is a literal 0.  And you know what, that works for me.

So, something you may want to ask yourself next is, At this moment in time, am I alright with this commitment level?”

If you say no, you’ll want to reflect on three important questions:

  1. “What is stopping me from being more committed to this goal?”

  2. “What do I need to feel more committed to this goal?”

  3. “How can I get what I need to feel more committed?”

This will help you realize why you aren’t moving forward, and will help you point to some concrete things that you can do to move forward.

If you answered “Yes, I am alright with this low commitment level!” then you can let yourself off the hook.  Seriously! You can recognize that you have other priorities this moment, and this thing that you’ve been stressing over just isn’t something that you need to commit to in this moment, and that’s okay.

 


Gieselle Allen