Commitment Will Change Your Life
If you really want change in your life, if you really want to create purpose work, then you need to commit. You need to empower yourself to take action even on those days you do not feel like it. The keyword in this sentence is “feel.” Our feelings are not rational. Our actions are rational, and our actions will create the change we seek.
The change, the clarity, the purpose work you seek is on the other side of commitment. The definition of commitment is, “the state or quality of being dedicated to a cause, activity, etc.” the definition of dedicated means, “devoted to a task or purpose; having single-minded loyalty or integrity.” The word devoted means, “to give all or a large part of one’s time or resources to (a person, activity, or cause).”
When you break down the words in commitment they all lead to taking action, no matter what. No matter what, I must create time, energy, resource and space for this cause. No matter what, this is important and I will find a way to make this work.
Commitment can be scary because you are saying you are going to give your all to something. In modern day society, there is plenty of opportunities to be distracted. Each time we say not today but tomorrow, we dig a deeper hole to climb out of.
When I was in my initial career transition over a decade ago, I’d complain about the work I was doing at nauseum to friends and loved ones. Instead of taking action, I’d go on vacation or buy new clothes. That strategy worked for a while, but in the long run, I trapped myself in an empty cycle of avoidance and deep dissatisfaction with my life and work.
You are deserving of this commitment to change. You are deserving of purpose work. You are deserving of change. But no one can do it for you. You must make the choice, the commitment, and then take the action. Nothing changes if nothing changes.
Gift yourself with commitment. Gift yourself with change. Gift yourself with deeper connection to your soul.