noun com·mit·ment \kə-ˈmit-mənt\
: a promise to do or give something
: a promise to be loyal to someone or something
: the attitude of someone who works very hard to do or support something
Don’t be fooled by my tutu’s that I’m not committed to my running. There are those who think that just because I like to have fun and am silly sometimes that I don’t take my running seriously. They couldn’t be further from the truth. Somewhere along the way this recreational fly by the seat of my pants runner became a very committed runner. I have even stepped away from other types of exercises that I enjoyed (ahem – Crossfit) because it didn’t fit into my running plan right now. I am committed.
I love the way Meb Keflezighi put in in the book, Meb For Mortals.
“Commitment is a form of risk taking. That’s another way of saying there’s faith involved in commitment, because you don’t know if you’re going to reach your goal.”
There is such truth to this. No one can be 100% sure if they will reach their goals, but they need to take the leap of faith that they can. Otherwise you will never know. You must set yourself up for reaching them no matter how big or small. You must allow yourself the chance to strive for them. You must set yourself on a coarse to reach them.
I have a friend whose goal is to do a 10K this year and get a medal doing so.
She is setting herself up on a course to reach this goal by adding miles to her running. Following a path that will lead her to the finish line.
I have goals this year.
I have set myself on a course to reach them
Some people wonder why I push myself to do the things that I want to do.
Some days I wonder that too.
In all honestly though, what is life without goals?
I’ve made a commitment to reaching those goals.
Tomorrow I’ll let you in on the plan:)
How do you stay committed to your goals?