COMMITMENT – When I think of this C, I think of pledging or promising to perform a certain course of action or as a friend of mine once told me “giving your word that you will do something and sticking to it.” Sometimes it may be difficult to stick to it especially when life throws you curve balls but the trick is to get back on track.
In the workplace, one can commit to excellence by doing an outstanding job and exceeding their goals. This could mean getting to work on time, prioritizing tasks and doing more than what is required of you. What follows from that is a sense of pride, accomplishment and recognition that will do wonders to boost your ego.
In our daily lives, we must commit to being our best selves. This could mean committing to a spiritual lifestyle which would enrich one’s personal and family values, committing to strengthening family and other relationship bonds (spending quality time), committing to a healthier lifestyle (proper diet and exercise), committing to getting out of a financial rut (increasing your credit score), committing to learning something new (personal growth), committing to giving back to the community (enhancing leadership and mentoring skills), etc. Whatever your path, we should all strive to find happiness by committing to things that create balance in our lives and bring us joy. For it is when we commit to ourselves that the world will appear to be a much brighter place and we’ll be a few steps ahead of those who fear commitment.