I seem to have issues with commitment. From my inability to stick to a plan, my uncanny ability to fall in and out of love, my lizard-brain instinct to get distracted and taken astray from my commitments… it’s clear I have a problem with commitments.
I commit to change that. I always strive to never let others down, but in the process I let myself down. An example is my willingness to adapt. On the far end, I am stubborn and deep down, an asshole. On the other end, I acquiesce and react to every stimulus. Well, I will inch myself away from the latter towards the former to reach a healthy balance.
I know I have my goals on my sidebar and updating that with a few revised, actionable, meaningful goals … but for now, I shall commit to my word. Anything I say, I do. I don’t just jot it down; I don’t just become a me-too; I will accomplish my goals and feel proud of them. Stay tuned for a future post on that.
Honestly, I don’t have all the answers. Guilty as charged. I’m accepting counsel from someone whom I deeply respect and admire. I appreciate their support and willingness to help me grow into a better person. This person has many traits that I adore and a world of experience.
You might ask why would I even bother telling you all this. Well, it’s meaningful to me. The suggestion of improving my life is something that I’d like to do. I admit I’m not and probably will never be perfect, but I want to at least be known for dependability, reliability and compassion. Should I die going 150 MPH one night, I don’t want people to know me for using Twitter. (I actually think about this sometimes.) I want them to know me as someone who likes to help others and does it consistently. I want to be known as a guy who can help energize companies who want to genuinely connect with customers.
And no, it’s not for my image or ego. I don’t only want to “be known.” I want to do, I want to experience, I want to live gratified that I’m giving my best 100% of the time, consistently.
Nature versus nurture; I think it’s a bit of both. I am a motivated person, but I sometimes lose track of where I’m going in life. I plan on getting in touch, taking control and becoming insanely productive and satisfied with what I do.
It’s time to level-up. It’s time to commit. It’s time to drive some results. It’s time to make a difference. Commitment.