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How Committed Are You?

(I wrote this post while challenging myself to “be helpful” for 31 days)

Today is the 10th day since I've been creating these posts--a few of them have been planned, most of them have been fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants ideas that have been given to me at 4 am or while driving back home after dropping my daughter off at school. Most have been inspired by my conversations with others or what I see around me.

Yesterday was a little more difficult though. "I have another 22 days of this," I thought, "and today I don't feel inspired. What am I going to share?" Yesterday, at least, I didn't feel the inspiration, excitement, and motivation I felt when I first started this challenge. Not. Even. Close.

Then today while waiting in my chiropractor’s office, I see this quote come across her TV screen:

"COMMITMENT means staying loyal to what you said you were going to do, long after the mood you said it in has left you"

I had to ask, "On a scale from 1-10, 10 being fully committed, how committed am I to fulfilling this 31 day challenge?" Yesterday I didn't feel very committed because I felt I had nothing (of course something came to me eventually, but that didn't stop those feelings for a minute), but today is a new day! Not only did I get an adjustment for my body, but also an adjustment on my perspective.

Sometimes making a difference in your day may be taking a step back and asking yourself questions like these:

  • What am I committed to?

  • Why am I committed to it?

  • How committed am I?

  • What am I doing now to keep that commitment?

  • What is one small step I can take when I don't feel inspired or motivated?

Just because we don't feel committed, doesn't mean we aren't committed. Our days will fluctuate in our emotions, thoughts, feelings--and then add the curveballs that life throws us and we can definitely feel that the things we want in our life are impossible to have or accomplish. In these times, give yourself some grace and a little space, and dig a little deeper. You'll find what you're looking for.

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