Jul 4 2023

How To Stay Committed

Written by: 
Myke Celis

Without commitment, you cannot succeed.
This is one thing I take to heart seriously.

Let's face it: it's not that easy to pursue goals, especially if they're big ones.

And I am talking about life-changing, industry-disrupting dreams that we all have.

On the other hand, admittedly though, at times, even the smallest steps seem so hard.

There are days that we feel that we are not our best, that things are not working out as planned, that nothing is happening.

It's during those days when our confidence hits low, our productivity slows down and our joyful, optimistic smiles fade into oblivion.

Yep, those days make us question our worth and if our dreams are still worth pursuing. It also affects the relationships we have not only with others, but with ourselves as well.

That's when commitment comes to play.

It holds everything together: your self-esteem, your focus, your motivation and your ability to endure and grow.

That is why it's very important to stay committed to not only your goals, but your over-all wellness and wellbeing relationships included, no matter how difficult life may be at times.

Commitment amplifies your credibility and integrity, promotes consistency and resilience and helps you face challenges with the least resistance. It anchors heavily on your purpose and core values, which are driving forces when pursuing your own dreams and goals as you become your own #bestmeever .

Staying committed is easier said than done. However, if you find yourself in that space now as you struggle with your commitments, whether to yourself, to your work or even with others, then this blog post is for you. Remember, not honoring your commitments can lead to broken relationships, lost opportunities and dreams unfulfilled so it's very important to keep your word always.

Here are 5 ways to help you stay committed:

  1. List them down

Forgetting about your commitment is never a valid excuse. You can never be too busy to honor your promise. Write down all your agreements, whether with others or yourself, and set specific dates to remind you of them. On a personal note, I always jot down my reminders on my smart phone and set alarms on them in my calendar so I will always remember and never miss anything a long the way. I also have a habit of scanning my notes/calendars before my day starts and after a day's work to ensure that I got everything covered. You may also try to post them (works best with goals) in random areas where you can see them everyday so that you are made aware of them consistently.

2. Start with small steps then gradually adjust accordingly

While looking at the big picture (and getting inspired by it) is key, it can also be scary at times because it seems way out there when one is just starting. Chunking down the things to be done and turning them to bite sized efforts makes them more doable and allows you to slide into the new routine easier. Once you're comfortable, you can gradually increase the effort, consistency and time that you spend in pursuing your goals so that you amplify your progress seamlessly without having to stress or pressure yourself to go big immediately.

3. Revisit your "WHY"

I used the word "revisit" here because sometimes, our personal "WHY" changes along the way. We may realize that we wanted to achieve something initially just because we want to prove others wrong or make a point without realizing that underneath it, we are longing to address an emotional void that we were overlooking. Along the way, check on your reasons for wanting to pursue your goals. See if they are still in alignment. If not, tweak them as you wish. Remember at the end of the day, you must pursue what's true and genuinely meaningful for you so that you can stay committed.

4. Celebrate your space

To stay committed, go beyond the usual celebration of milestones and wins. Choose to celebrate what you have in your space instead coming from a space of gratitude. Whether things are moving fast or life seems to be paused to give you time to reflect and recalibrate your commitment, appreciate the space you're in and know that you are exactly where you're meant to be. Ask yourself this: how can my current space help strengthen my commitment to myself, my goals and others?

5. Rest and recalibrate

You don't always have to be functioning at your 100% nor always in the hot pursuit of your goals. Allow yourself to breathe and just let yourself be. You deserve that time off too to honor yourself. You're doing a good job in being mindful about your commitments, but don't push yourself too hard to the point of getting burned out while doing so. Having renewed energy can fuel up your commitment in the long run.

Commitment is a big word. Having it can give you larger than life benefits.
So never take yours for granted.

Begin Your #bestmeever Journey.