WHAT’S THE WORST THAT COULD HAPPEN BY SAYING YES TO COMMITMENT?
Making a commitment is the difference between doing something well, and doing something amazingly. The difference is in the results. It is so important to commit to the things that you invest your time in, whether it be a relationship, a job or a passion. When you’re committed, there are no excuses – only results.
Why is commitment good?
Commitments have a big influence on our lives, whether we realise it or not, and are a fundamental component of success. Making a commitment encourages you to work harder, smarter and lessens the likelihood that you will say ‘no’ when it gets hard.
- Establish routine: Establishing a healthy routine is important to continuous success. By making a commitment for a shorter time period, the obstacle seems more achievable. By continuing to make small commitments over a short period of time, you will find success in the long run. This is why a 30 day challenge is so effective in helping to establish a routine.
- Understand your worth: By keeping a commitment to yourself, you are more likely to keep these standards and apply them to other people and aspects of your life. You show yourself that you can commit, and you don’t tolerate anything less than success.
- Become an inspiration to yourself and others: “I am going to make you so proud” is an affirmation you should say to yourself every day. By making a commitment to yourself, you not only inspire yourself but inspire everyone else around you. You can encourage other people to commit to themselves, just by doing the same for yourself.
Who are you committing to?
When making a commitment it is important to think about who are you coming to. It is so important not to over commit and under-deliver, as it will leave you feeling like you haven’t succeeded. Think closely about what and who you commit your time to each day. Think about who commits to you? What is truly important to you?
When you are selective about what you commit to, your relationships and success improve dramatically. There is more time for you to spend focusing on what you enjoy and the people you want to surround yourself with.
How to make commitments that last?
- Decide to accept your decision to commit: Before you make the decision to commit to something, think about your motivation behind it. Why is this something you are committing to? What is the benefit of making this commitment for yourself? If it’s not something you feel passionate about or something you are motivated to fulfill, chances are it is not a commitment that will last.
- Know what you’re aiming for: After you’ve made a decision to commit, it is important to outline your goals and define clearly what it is you are hoping to gain from the experience – this is known as proper verbalization of your goals. When you know what you are working towards, it is much easier to focus on it, and achieve it.
- Having the support, you need: If you need a little encouragement or help along the way, a great way to get this help is by setting up a support system – even if it is the InspireCycle team! Sometimes sharing your goal with your peers makes you feel the accountability you need to achieve it and works as a sort of positive peer pressure. Setting up a support system give you someone who motivates you, lifts you up and even gives you a little tough love every once in a while…
So take some small steps everyday to make commitment a YES opportunity!
The Commit + Conquer 20 Rides in 30 Days is underway at our Teneriffe studio! You have made this commitment to yourself and it is time to make it last. Write down your goals in the journal we have provided and take the time each day to think about the word of the day. What does it mean to you? If you feel inspired by an instructor, take the time to write down what they said that really resonated with you. And if you need a little extra support, feel free to ask any of the InspireCycle team to see you through so that you achieve your personal goal his challenge.
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