The Importance of Commitment in Achieving Your Goals

What are you Committed To?

A commitment is a personal declaration to create a new way of being. It's an ongoing quality-of-life shift, the glue that bonds you to your goals. Commitments, unlike goals, are not measurable, but they persist long after a goal has been hit or missed.

A great first step toward building goals the right way is to reflect on what you are committed to in your life. Taking the time to do this will help you gracefully navigate the challenges life throws at you.

So sit back, put on the soundtrack I recommend for each life area and give yourself some precious dreaming room to write your life commitments. Use the examples to get you started, and aim for having 3 commitments in each life area you feel challenged and thrilled to have on your list.


  • Listen to: Shiny Happy People, R.E.M

  • Example: “Being in good mental and physical health every day this year”

  • Write: I am committed to ...

Recreation/Fun/Free Time/Hobbies

  • Listen to: Happy, Pharrell Williams

  • Example: Living a fulfilled and happy life”

  • Write: I am committed to ...


  • Listen to: Moves Like Jagger, Maroon 5

  • Example: “Becoming debt free”

  • Write: I am committed to ...


  • Listen to: I'm Too Sexy, Right Said Fred

  • Example: “Becoming known, liked, and trusted in my business”

  • Write: I am committed to …


Personal Growth

  • Listen to: Lovely Day, Bill Withers (RIP)

  • Example: Taking small actions on a daily basis to create forward momentum in my life”

  • Write: I am committed to ...

Family and Friends

  • Listen to: We Are Family, Sister Sledge

  • Example: “Being a doting husband, father, and grandfather”

  1. Write: I am committed to ...

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