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The Power of Commitment
April 09, 2013

Featured Affirmation:

I am fully committed to my decision.


“A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action. If there's no action, you haven't truly decided.” -Tony Robbins

“A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.” ―President Barack Obama

“There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.”-Art Turock

The Power of Commitment

I listened to Jim Britt speak last Wednesday. He is riveting, an amazing story teller. Jim Britt was mentor to Tony Robbins back in the 70s. He was talking to a networking group I participate in about what makes people successful. He asserted that most people don’t actually make a decision and this indecisiveness keeps them from taking bold action to achieve what they desire.

Most people think that they have made a decision, but their lack of follow-through would indicate otherwise. The missing ingredient is commitment. We know that we want to eat healthy or make more money or be a more loving spouse, but our wishy-washiness also wants us to eat lots of cake, watch TV and make a bit deal about the small things.

We need a zero tolerance policy: Commitment that doesn’t allow for anything less than actions that support our decisions. What does this look like in practice? Let’s use example of wanting to eat healthy.
  • Decision: Eat Healthy
  • Commitment: Stop drinking soda. Stop eating red meat. Eat a fruit or vegetable with each meal.
  • Actions: Reaffirm your decision at each meal by cooking food or ordering items that follow your commitment.

The commitment is the specifics of the decision. Your commitment must be specific and clear so that you know when you are in line with your decision and when you are not. Vague ideas like “eat less sugar” are hard to implement and will lead to internal arguments about how many cookies you’ve had that day.

If you feel strongly about a change you want to make in your life, back it up with rock-solid commitment that doesn’t allow for anything less than success.

A recent re-commitment of mine is to give up zoned-out TV channel surfing. Intrigued? Checkout my post on this.


Journal Exercise

What are you willing to commit to? For your health? For your finances? For your relationships? For your career? For your personal development?

What's New at Chronic Resilience?

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2013 Excitement

From day one of my life, I have coped and thrived with challenging health. It has tested my resolve, patience and faith several times. My health became the greatest teacher I never asked for.

This August, Chronic Resilience: 10 Sanity-Saving Solutions for Women Coping with the Stress of Illness will be published by Conari Press.

In anticipation of the book's release, I've been spreading the chronic resilience message. To read guest posts and listen in on radio interviews, check out my News page.

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I am in the process of booking speaking engagements for 2013. If you have a group that needs a speaker, you can learn more about my Chronic Resilience Seminars and Keynotes as well as read testimonials at my website:


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