Commitment is the Key to Achieving Resolutions

“You have to do something to make your real life match your visualization, so your actions are critical.” Susan Jeffers

As we start off a brand new year, many of us will be setting goals or making resolutions. At the very least we’ll be thinking about the future. There is so much to look forward to! Thinking about what we’d like 2017 to hold for us, it is important not only to visualize and dream but to commit to and to act in order to help our goals and resolutions come true.

Commitment, according to Susan, “Means consciously giving 100%—everything you’ve got. For example, when you are at work, work full out, holding nothing back; when you are with your family, consciously be with them, 100%; when you are with friends, be there 100% . . . and so on.”

If you decide that you want to change careers in the upcoming year, then commit to it. If you want to get in shape, then commit to it. You get the picture. Remember though, if you fear committing yourself, that the nature of commitments can change. As Susan wrote, “To make commitment a less heavy concept, keep in mind that, contrary to what we have been taught, it doesn’t necessarily mean forever.”

For example, you decide that you want to go back to school, but half way through the semester an excellent job opportunity pops up that would mean dropping out. You don’t want to dismiss the commitment you made to your coursework, but the new position would be a great opportunity. If you decide your course is less important you don’t have to feel bad for not seeing it through. Sometimes the Universe has other things in mind for us. But as long as you commit to your goals, while they are still your goals, you are on the right track!

You have the power to create what you need.
Given commitment, clear goals, and action, it’s just a matter of time.