Transformation Takes Commitment
You want to transform your life. You have already decided what you want it to look like. Now you’re sitting there wondering where to start.
2018 was a milestone year for me. It would be the start of the 3rd chapter of my life as many often call it. I would be sixty years old. I don’t care about being sixty. I didn’t feel sixty. I didn’t act sixty. Well, not what I believed sixty to be or what people I knew who were sixty say they felt or acted. I believe you are as young as you feel. In my heart and in my mind, I felt closer to thirty.
I have been overweight for a long
In 2018, I decided to change. I wanted to look and feel
Make a commitment
The 8th Step in my book, 9 Steps to Successful Goal Achievement, is Make a Commitment. Step 8 is the step where you truly decide you are going to take the action you need to achieve your goal, your dream.
Whether a personal development goal, a business goal or objective, after you define The What, the Why and the
Today, I want you to create a Promissory Note with yourself.
The other part of the commitment is to find an accountability partner. You want to tell a trusted friend or a coach to tell about this transformation. You want to find someone that will hold you accountable to your goal. Someone you trust to be honest with you and tell you the truth when you offer up excuses instead of action.
Create your Personal Promissory Note
Today you are going to make a commitment to transform your life. You are going to create a contract with yourself, your personal promissory note.
- Put the Date of Contract as today’s date. You are going to start now, right?
- Write your name in the area after “I, ” Write your name.
- Start writing your goal in the area where it says “My goal for this note is:”
- Be sure to be specific. If you are not sure how specific, read Step 1 in my book, 9 Steps for Successful Goal Achievement. I explain how to be specific about exactly what you want when you want it and how you are going to feel when you achieve your goal.
- Once you complete the goal, put the date you will complete the goal. This is when the note will be paid off with yourself.
- Sign the note with your signature. Your signature is your bond. You are now committed to yourself.
You have just made a commitment to yourself. Congratulations. Remember, your signature, your word is your bond. You must commit to yourself. You must hold yourself accountable. But let’s take your commitment to the next level, The high-performance lever. Don’t just hold yourself accountable. Find an accountability partner.
Find an Accountability Partner
I want you to be successful. You can do it by making the commitment. However, you won’t often hold yourself accountable. You will need help. Find someone you trust. A trusted friend, an adviser, a mentor or a hire a coach.
You want to find a person that will hold you accountable to your commitment. As Dr. Gail Matthews at Dominican University in San Rafael, CA found, you are much more likely to achieve your goals if you write them down (we just did that), you make a commitment (we just did that), and you have an accountability partner (do that now). They along with yourself will start tracking and keeping up with your progress to keep you on target.