How many commitments have you made this month?

Each day we make several decisions about various things. The things that get acted upon are usually determined by how committed we are to them or to the outcome.

When we commit, we are trusting the fact that we will go full out and do what is needed to move forward. With this drive, our confidence is boosted and rather than thinking we can’t, we find ways so that we will. This is not just about positive thinking it’s much more than that, it’s a reliance on our confidence and being self-assured. No matter what comes up, we’re going to find a way to make things happen. No matter how scary or challenging issues may be, being committed will drive our need to find a way through.

Can you remember a time when you had signed up for a course, a workshop, or some sort of group agreement? And because you had agreed and committed to the challenge you’d make sure that you did what had been asked of you, even if you had to stay up and do the work the night before. I’m having flashbacks of the many late nights I had completing university assignments the night before the deadline. But see, the power of commitment made me make sure I did the work. When we are committed and when there are others involved too, we make sure we complete everything, because we know we’ll be called to account. If you’re anything like me, you would do everything to avoid any embarrassment or shame. It’s not a good look and our credibility could be questioned.

As a business owner, commitment is a much-needed quality to drive our business and its growth. Commitment to our customers or clients will encourage loyalty and increase credibility.

To ensure that we follow through with our commitments.

  • Get clear about what it is that you want.
  • Let go, or pause other things, people and distractions.
  • Enroll people and systems that will help you keep on track.

And if you fall down, slip up, or mess up. Dust yourself off, learn from the experience and keep going until you succeed.

The Power of Commitment is the Will to Succeed.

Author: Maureen Egbe