Commit

We all need motivation, I know I do, that’s why I’m getting back into writing Monday Motivational posts.  I’m not too sure when the last time I wrote one, obviously way too long ago. So enjoy my new monthly series which I will post the 2nd Monday of every Month.

Do you ever have moments where everything becomes clear, and you actually see the bigger picture?

I had one of those moments the day after I discovered a new blog called “Love Life Surf“.

I discovered this blog thanks to my friend Paul posting a tweet the other day bout their paper.li.  I went to go check it out and thus came across Christine’s blog.

While reading some of her posts I came across this blog post 6 Months in.

What I loved about the post was that Christine had set an “action” word for 2014 year.  The word she chose was DO.

Then I started to think about what my word for the month/year would be.

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I would chose the word commit.

And that is how things became clearer for me.

com·mit  [kuhmit]  

verb (used with object), com·mit·ted, com·mit·ting.

1. to give in trust or charge; consign.
2. to consign for preservation: to commit ideas to writing; to commit a poem to memory.
3. to pledge (oneself) to a position on an issue or question; express (one’s intention, feeling, etc.):Asked if he was a candidate, he refused to commit himself.
4. to bind or obligate, as by pledge or assurance; pledge: to commit oneself to a promise; to be committedto a course of action.
5. to entrust, especially for safekeeping; commend: to commit one’s soul to God.

So why this word? Why does this word have more effect over me than other words like; move, or achieve, or believe?

It all came down to my goals.

Since doing Charlene Johnson’s 30DayPush program I have loved setting goals and knocking those goals out of the park.

Some of the things that I have committed myself to are:

  • Run a Sub 22min 5km
  • Run a 1h45m half marathon
  • Complete a Spartan Race
  • Read 60 books

At this stage all these goals are a work in progress.

One thing about having my commit revelation was the importance of writing goals.

I use to regularly write my goals ever week, but I’ve gotten out of that habit, and it’s something that I’m going to change, thanks to my discovery of Google Keep.

I have no idea how long Google Keep has been around, but my discovery of it (thanks to my commit epiphany) has been a blessing.

It’s so easy to use.  It’s clean, fun, colourful and suits my needs to a tea.

I know with this app, I will be able to keep track of what I need to do, to reach my goals.  It’s going to keep me accountable.

I’m committed to staying organised, fit & healthy, and just learning as much as I can about the things that I love.


If you had to describe your life right now in just one word what would word would you choose?
How do you stay accountable?
What are you going to commit yourself to for the rest of this year?