Is there something you’re currently trying to achieve or change in your life? Maybe it’s an educational or financial goal, or perhaps you want to improve a key relationship or even your health. No matter what change you’re looking to make, it will require commitment on our part.
The way a goal achieved or a change is made is by our commitment to consistently act in ways that lead in the direction of our goal. More simply stated, our commitment to a goal is evidenced by the choices we make.
For example, are you trying to live a healthier lifestyle? Great! Your commitment to this goal will be evidenced by the choices you make regarding eating and physical activity. What kind of choices are you consistently making regarding snacks? Do you choose fresh fruits or other healthy choices, or do you find yourself regularly opting for Twinkies, Snickers bars, ice cream and soda? The former shows a level of commitment to the goal. The latter, however, presents evidence that suggests a wavering or even non-existent level of commitment.
A great question to ask, when we’re about to make a decision is, “Will this choice I’m about to make move me closer toward my goal or further away from it?” If the answer is “closer”, congratulations! You are presenting evidence of commitment to your goal.
It’s easy to simply talk about a goal, or to have unfulfilled intentions that don’t lead anywhere significant. Let’s choose to be different and present mounds of evidence, through the choices we make, that reflect a strong commitment to our goals. For it is the consistent evidence of commitment that will pave the path to achieving whatever worthy goal we’ve set for ourselves.