Let’s talk about commitment.
Hold on. Stick with me here.
I hear that groan, all you commitment-phobes. Set aside your preconceived notions, and read on. It isn’t a dirty word, really.
Commitment comes in many shapes and sizes – like people do. And just like people, it can raise a lot of emotions in us, perhaps especially in women.
A little truth serum: It isn’t just men who are commitment-phobic.
We make a variety of commitments every day. Most of them are to ourselves, such as:
Some commitments that will directly affect others are:
♦ Fidelity to our life partner
♦ Doing our job to the best of our ability
♦ Keeping our end-of-life affairs in order
Perhaps surprisingly, commitment can result in greater freedom. Truly.
By eating well, drinking enough water, exercising, and resting adequately, we make way for our body to do more for us.
By being faithful to our life partner, we open ourselves to a deeper, more dynamic relationship.
By doing our job to the best of our ability, we honor ourselves as well as our employer.
By keeping our affairs in order, we needn’t worry about the what-ifs associated with unexpected death.
Recommit yourself to someone special: you.
How will you recommit to yourself?