You and your best friend can set the same goal (weight loss, new job, find love), and you both may have similar circumstances, like the same education, intelligence, attractiveness, income, life coach, etc, however, you both may not achieve it.
Do you know why?
It is because each of you has a different level of commitment.
The person who has a HIGH level of commitment will reach the goal almost every time. She will do whatever it takes (always say no to sugar and alcohol, get up every day at 5 am and work until midnight until the task is done, be open minded and go out a man who may not be her “type”, or ask for help even if it makes her feel embarrassed).
The person who has a LOW level of commitment will always fail or constantly fall short of what they really want. She says she really wants a boyfriend, or to be able to wear a smaller dress size, or make more money…. however when push comes to shove, she is just hoping it will all work out, or she will try, or she will only work 40 hours a week, or blah, blah, blah … (fill in any excuse here).
That’s the bottom line.
Everyday in my life coaching business, I help people get clear on what they really want, visualize it, create perfect goals for them, feel really good about the plan, and set up systems, habits and strategies to achieve it all. The process I teach does work — I have witnessed hundreds of people create their dream lives.
Here’s the catch… it only works if you commit 100% to your goals.
THE RESULTS OF BEING 100% COMMITTED:
1. You will most likely reach or exceed your goals. Make sure you set goals you really want.
2. You will love yourself more. Your self esteem will sky rocket!
3. People will be attracted to you. Integrity is sexy. 😉
4. You become successful in other areas. It’s contagious.
5. You will have more peace. Stress can kill you.
6. You will become more decisive. You will have no problem saying NO!
THE COMMITMENT LADDER
1. Doing whatever it takes
2. Doing the best I can
3. I will until / unless
4. I want
5. I will try
6. I hope
Right now, think about one of your goals. Why haven’t you achieved it yet?
What are the things you say and do about it?
Where do you sit on the commitment ladder?