I’m guilty of this. I’ve ghosted before, and I’ve quit before on commitments.Dan Costello
- Society asks a lot of us, and it sometimes asks for more than we can possibly manage.
- We often fail to continue honoring our commitments when we have failed to honor them just once.
- Many of the commitments we dishonor are those that we make to ourselves.
- We typically quit our commitments unintentionally rather than intentionally.
- We are often afraid of commitment because we believe the lie that every commitment must last forever.
- Longevity can never happen overnight.
- Our capacity shrinks to the size of our commitment to choices.
- The purpose of commitments is not perfection but consistency.
- Commitments always require recommitment.
- We are more likely to honor our commitments when they represent daily decisions rather than long term goals.
- We have the power to do hard things and make healthy choices even when we don’t feel like it.
- The first step to honoring our commitments is often minimizing our commitments.
- We can honor our commitments today even though they will not last forever.
- The honest assessment that we are overcommitted helps others empathize and understand when we choose to end a commitment.
- As we become the best version of ourselves, the number of opportunities (and potential commitments) available to us will only increase.
- Commitments are the pathway to character, competence, and confidence.
- Identify one important commitment you’ve failed to keep, and rededicate yourself to it today.
- Identify one commitment that is no longer a priority, and honorably bow out.
- Identify one incredibly difficult choice that would significantly improve your life, and commit to living out Ten Days of Tenacity.
Stop Making Resolutions
We’ve made it to the end of another year, so it’s finally that time again to make a commitment that we don’t intend to keep. Wait… what? This week, Dr. Michael Brown and aspiring NBA player Trey Diggs give us a glimpse of their final life coaching session of 2021.
Practice Saying No
Did you know that the world’s best poker players fold more than 80% of their hands? This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Russell Catania discuss an important practice of successful leaders: choosing to decline most opportunities so that they are free to invest in the truly great ones.
Trust The Process
There is so much that we do not know and so much that we cannot see. This week, Dr. Michael Brown is joined by author and speaker Barb Roose in a conversation about having hope in the midst of dark, dull, and difficult days.