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Stay Committed to Achieve Your Goals

Do you complain about not achieving your goals? Do you grumble about all the obstacles and problems that make it so difficult? Everyone wants things, but we don’t get what we want, we get what we are committed to. In other words, unless you are fully committed to something, you don’t have a hope in the world of bringing your desires into reality.

With commitment comes a single-minded purpose, improved ability to spot opportunities, and the impetus to take more risks on your journey.

Many people —especially when it comes to losing weight— never really fully commit. What they see as “commitment” is nothing more than the act of simply being merely “interested” in doing something.

When you are committed to something, you have a very clear idea of what lies ahead on your journey; the sacrifices you must make; the resources you must acquire; and how you’re going to respond to the challenges that you will face along the way.

To get the ball rolling, you must first recognize the difference between a commitment and the act of merely being interested in something. When you’re merely interested in something you have no clear path as to how you will achieve your desired outcome. If I am interested in doing a group fitness class, it’s not the same thing as showing up and taking the class. Following through makes all the difference in the world!

Before you start your journey, there are a few really important questions you need to ask yourself:

Why do you want this?

Why specifically do you want this right now?

What are the benefits of having this in your life?

Take a few minutes to really think about it and answer these questions honestly! Now, you’re ready to begin.

Here are 5 Essential Truths to Empower You to Make Unwavering Commitments

Commitment is demonstrated by action. You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do. Your commitment to reaching your fitness goals is not measured by your words. If it was, a lot of us would have a whole lot more accomplished by now.

The real progress of commitment is demonstrated by the consistent actions you take daily. For example, if you want to lose weight, it is necessary to commit to a daily exercise and eating plan that you will follow faithfully.

Commitment determines what is worth putting to rest. It’s important that you put to rest the things that are keeping you from making lasting commitments. Life happens and there are many obstacles that will stand in your way. When you expect these roadblocks and make a plan to face them head-on, you will make the progress you need to accomplish your goals.

Commitment originates in the heart. When confronted with a challenge, the committed heart will search for a solution. The undecided heart searches for an escape.

Commitment does not occur because you dream about doing something great or you see someone accomplishing awesome things. It is not something that someone can give you by attending a seminar or reading a bestselling book.

These are of course good tools to inspire and encourage you, but true commitment originates in the heart of a person that desires to achieve something of significance.

An unwavering commitment to your vision that rests deep in your heart will push you towards victory even under adverse circumstances. You won’t let anyone or anything detour your progress. You won’t let any outside source get in your way. You won’t allow failure and doubt to discourage your journey.

Commitment can be measured over time. If you ever want to see how committed you are to a goal, measure your progress. Document your goal with specific dates that you want to accomplish certain tasks. After a couple of months, review your progress and see how you measure up.

If you set a goal to lose ten pounds, check your goal sheet periodically to see where your stand. If after a couple of months, you have gained a few pounds or you are at the same place, you need to take a step back and reevaluate your commitment to reaching your goal. Have you set a goal you never had any intentions of truly achieving? Maybe you just need to revisit your “reason why.”

Commitment opens the door for opportunities. Commitment is what makes success possible. If you commit to doing whatever it takes to make your vision a reality the doors of opportunity will open. The doors will be opened to those who are bold enough to knock! A lot of people commit to achieving a goal for a while, but if they don’t achieve it fast enough, they give up.

With success comes great strength and great satisfaction. You will feel empowered because you have followed through with something you may have otherwise walked away from in the past.

Don’t forfeit doors of opportunity opening in your life because things aren’t going your way. Don’t walk away from a potential win because you feel like you may lose. Don’t settle for failure because you blew it yesterday! Today is a new day. Embrace it and make the most of it.

In Conclusion:

No matter where you are in life, you must decide to live up to your current commitments. When you do, the doors of opportunity will open and you will find success in all that you do.

It’s not always going to be a smooth ride to success. There will be some bumps and bruises. Things that used to work may stop working. People who said they would support your vision may not. Promises you made to yourself may be broken. This does not mean you give up. It just means that you need to readjust, restructure and recalibrate your life to get back on the right path to living out your commitments.

The only impossible journey is the one you never begin. The future depends on what you do today. When you make a commitment to achieve your health and fitness goals you are making an important decision to indefinitely pursue one clear path towards your desired destination. Remember, an inch of movement will bring you closer to your goals than a mile of intention.

“Commitment unlocks the doors of imagination, allows vision, and gives us the ‘right stuff’ to turn our dreams into reality.” – James Womack

Jamie Wallace