If a stranger were to look at your weekly calendar, what would they say you’re
committed to? Would the actions and to-dos represent what you think is most important to you? If not, what’s getting in the way?
If you’re like most people, commitment gets associated with others - clients, family, work peers, community, friends. For some, there’s a good balance between professional and personal commitments, while others feel more pulled to one side. What often gets missed is the dedication to self and what you need to be productive, energized, joyful. Some people go all-in on being a certain way (being right, a victim, positive) while others refuse to commit (which is a commitment in and of itself). Of all these versions, resistance actually takes more energy and time than doing an action consistently.
Now is a great time to take a step back and take inventory in a non-judgmental way of what’s working for you and what’s in need of some tweaking. Consider making a list of what you’re committed to - personally and professionally, then look at your calendar. Are they aligned? What would need to come off the calendar and what would replace it?
Every day we can reset and take action in ways that promote and support who we want to become and what we want to make happen. If you aren’t getting the results you want, select one new thing to be committed to that supports where you want to go. Give it a month and see what shifts. It doesn’t have to be a massive overhaul. Tweaks can produce amazing results. Once you are truly committed to your new action, add another until you are fully supported in accomplishing your desired outcomes… and your calendar reflects what you are truly committed to based on what you want.