There are only a few key principles to success at anything in life, and one of those is commitment. A true leader commits to their family, their organization and themselves…to be the very best they can be in all areas of their life.

Words of wisdom from the great genius Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ~ writer, artist, athlete, politician and visionary.

“Until one is committed their is hesitancy, a chance to draw back…There is one elementary truth – ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans. This is, that the moment one definitely commits to oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, BEGIN IT NOW.”

Worth contemplating don’t you think?

In pursuit of a happy, balanced life we all have moments where we reflect on the need to change aspects of our lives where our happiness and needs are not met. Unfortunately in the busy-ness of our lives these thoughts are fleeting, thoughts we hear within our minds and feel with our body, then the moment of our truth is lost when we become distracted or fearful. When we don’t listen to our internal ‘talk’ and take action, notice how over time these thoughts keep coming up, a pattern starts forming.

When we talk about commitment we are not talking about rules of engagement, this goes without saying in the modern world, we are talking about: Commitment to your own self, respecting yourself and forming a contract to address the need to change those parts of yourself or your life that make you unhappy.

The 1 week Challenge

Small steps is the way to go…commit to making your first step by challenging yourself to a 1-week challenge:

  • Ask yourself: “Where am I now?”; “What do I want to change?” and “What is the first step I need to take?”
  • Write out your actions and commitments to start making the changes in your life with clarity and precision – no vagueness or loopholes.
  • Let a friend know about your challenge to keep you accountable.
  • Daily read your actions and commitments, and put pen to notebook and write any further actions you choose to take.
  • Congratulate yourself for committing to take ACTION towards your commitment and creating the changes.

I would love to hear how the challenge went and share your inspiration with my readers.