In life, there is comfort in knowing that we can easily change our minds later on. If we feel that we can’t decide, oftentimes, we don’t. We don’t take action and we just wait for things to “fall in place” — in a place where we are more comfortable to make decisions.
And sometimes, even if we have already decided, we oftentimes change our minds.
Not too sure if we want to eat burger or pizza? No worries, I can easily change my mind later on. Thinking about completing a task today? Oh, I’ll just to that tomorrow, so I can finish watching my favorite series today on Netflix.
This flexibility is great, but it can also be the root cause of inaction and lack of decisiveness. It can also lead to lack of accountability. We comfortably blame forces beyond our control for our lack of commitment.
“Wala pa akong pera…”
“Wala pa akong time…”
“Tsaka nalang pag di na ako busy…”
“Tsaka nalang pag di na ako stressed…”
“I’ll work on it if I’m in the mood…”
Have you ever said these words?
For the longest time, I, too, have been failing to commit to a few things in life. I always give being ‘busy’ as a reason to not to commit. So this year, I’ve chosen COMMIT as my one word.
As I analyzed the past year (2019), I successfully started going to the gym. The reason why I regularly go is that I book sessions with a personal trainer the week before. I know how valuable time is that I also value the time of others. So, when I tell Coach Daevid that I’ll be there on Monday and Thursday, I make sure that I don’t book any meetings or work during the times that I commit to going to the gym to have the session.
This made me think that if I actually commit to doing more things, I would probably have a better year ahead.
So this year, I won’t make excuses anymore for things that I need to do. I won’t make excuses for not meeting friends and for not going to social functions. I won’t make excuses for fixing stuff that I need to accomplish.
I will make this year awesome by COMMITTING and sticking to my commitments.
How about you? What is your one word for this 2020? Share it with me by commenting or posting on social media with #GINspiration 🙂