If you wake up on the day you plan to take the kids to the zoo with just a hint of dread that they will nitpick you to death (I’m hot! I’m tired! I want ice cream!) that is what you commit to.
If you’re a working mom who loves her job but also makes apologies to the kids about having to work, that mother guilt symbolizes your commitment to being apologetic about having a career.
You can be committed in marriage, yes, but then also committed to having that perennial argument. (Wait for it. Wait for it.)
Committed to fitness? Of course, right? But maybe you wake up committed to feeling sluggish. Or committed to the idea that you are not as strong as everyone else in the fitness class. Or committed to what you tell everyone: “I’m slow.”
And if you want a pie-in-the-sky outcome for a certain life goal, but have reservations that you’re truly capable of pulling it off, well, guess what you really commit to?
Something to consider huh?
I haven’t stopped thinking about “You get what you commit to,” since I heard those words come straight from the mouth of Ms. Mindbody (aka Kate Hanley), the Ambassador of Chill and creator of the Daily Unwind. Remember our interview about “No Drama Decisions” last month? (You can listen in on that call or download it by clicking on this link: http://InstantTeleseminar.com/?eventid=30126882. Be patient with the opening elevator music.)
Last week I had the pleasure to meet Ms. Mindbody in the mind/body flesh. I found her on Twitter, love her weekly newsletter, and keep her book, The Anywhere Anytime Chill Guide: 77 Simple Strategies for Serenity , within easy reach. So it was no surprise when she crossed my in-real-life path while in the Twin Cities for a conference that I would feel like I was hanging out with an old friend.
We had one of the best girlfriend first dates I’ve ever had. Dori from Paddle Sculpt, set us up on Lake Nokomis and we spent an hour, paddle boarding, floating and experimenting with yoga poses.
Ms. Mind Body has this magnetism, which is why, I am certain, my paddle board kept slamming into hers. No doubt she found that annoying, but when I say I am “drawn to her,” I mean that literally.
It was in this paddle board/yoga/therapy session that she plopped that verbal gem into my consciousness. “You get what you commit to.”
How does that apply to your life?