Updated: Aug 9, 2018
3 Ways To Stay Committed To Your Goals and Ideas?
So many of us have an idea but we don't really commit to it. Something goes wrong and we take that as a sign to quit or not even start it in the first place. Or we overthink the hell out of it and decide that there are too many risks.
The problem with this process is that when you don't commit you will not get the results you're after because it's like your proving to yourself why it won't work out. You are only kind of convinced that it is possible to achieve your goal so you only take small steps towards achieving it. In contrast, if you fully commit to a goal you will take more action, you will take more risks and you will not allow the excuses, challenges and failures to get in the way. As a result, you will get better results. You might not get the results you want the first, second or third time, however you will learn, grow and build on your skills set.
Here are some tips to commit to your idea.
Acknowledge that it’s a process that requires planning.
Write down what you’re committed to, how much time you want to commit to it and why you value it.
Write down the challenges. How can you manage them?
When you committee to something what are the excuses that tend to come up before you undertake that task?
Understand your inner conflicts
Understand your limiting beliefs
Mel Robbins, discusses the ways you can train your brain to commit to doing something within a 5 second time frame. She has published a book on this too The 5 Second Rule: Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage
by Mel Robbins (Author) It is such as simple strategy to implement in your life and it works. It stops us from making excuses. Watch this YouTube clip to get more of an understanding of why taking control of our mindset = action.
This is Mel's TedTalk that explains "How to stop screwing yourself over." Blunt, to the point, funny and honest.
Another very well known life coach Tony Robbins suggests that success is 80% mindset and 20% Action. Why is this?
Our thoughts and worries are what stop us from taking action. Action is required to grow in confidence and to get results.
3. Choices and options
Be open to looking outside of the work you're currently doing. You might feel as though you're only good at one thing or one career type. This is always a lie we tell ourselves.
Be open to new opportunities and take action towards creating opportunities rather than waiting for them to happen. What this does is enables you to take control over your actions rather than people making decisions for you which you just go along with it. It gives you a more direct route to your goals.
Choose to believe or challenge the excuses, acknowledge and allow those thoughts to pass on by. By reflecting on why you are making excuses up, identifying your excuses and limiting beliefs you can choose whether you want to believe them. Also whether they are going to help you achieve your goal or are they sabotaging your chances.
You have a choice and sometimes we feel stuck thinking we have no choice. Think more strategically about this. At times we feel stuck we are overthinking, worrying and closed to ideas that can get us out. Again, be open to change. Start moving. You can choose to overthink, worry or you can just start taking action and challenge yourself.
Lastly, committing to a goal requires your time, creativity, money, consistently showing up and being present. If you're not willing to do this, then you're not mentally committed to the idea.
Work with me to learn strategies that can help you change your life and commit to your goals. Get clear on what you want, why you want it and how you can COMMIT to it. This will give you clear direction and enable you to free your time up with confidence that you're doing the right thing.