The Difference Between ‘Interested’ in changing your life and being ‘Committed’ to changing your life…
Brain blocks are a part of everyday life. It might come in the form of procrastination, where an assignment or project just seems too daunting to even begin. It could also look like depression, giving up on goals due to previous failures, or even the mere thought of failing. Whether it’s a physical, mental or emotional block, I believe you can start moving towards the life of your dreams and achieving by answering this question: “Are you ‘interested’ or are you ‘committed?’
Those goals that you have, the dream life that you aspire for, the health, peace of mind, relationships, career, the abundance in your life… Is that something you’re interested in having or are you committed to making it happen?
“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”
Our brains are masterpieces of engineering at our ambition’s disposal. We can do whatever we set our minds to, using the same mind-over-matter exercises used by pro athletes, Navy SEALS, CEOs and astronauts.
Being Interested VS Being Committed
If you’re interested in something then it exists as an idea, a possibility in your life for how things can go. The problem is there’s no definitiveness, no decision, and therefore no pressure or accountability toward making it happen. It’s a very passive approach toward the things that you want. If you are interested, you’ll do only what’s convenient or easy. If you are interested, you’ll believe your excuses and you’ll come up with all the reasons why you can’t achieve your goal.
If you are committed to something, then you are acknowledging that you’re going to do what it takes to make it happen. By committing you put yourself out there and begin to take positive action where failure is not an option. With this intention, a possibility becomes a probability and things will start to fall into place so that it does happen, because it must happen one way or another.
The key difference is this – When you’re interested in something, your focus is on the “If”. There’s doubt about if this thing is going to happen or not. When you are committed to something, the focus is on the “How”. It’s going to happen, now it’s about how to make it happen.
If you are committed to something you will do everything in your power to make it happen but if you are only interested you will find excuses when the going gets tough or even before you even start.
You see, if you are committed, you will do whatever it takes to achieve your goal or goals.
I see this so many times with clients, family and friends and even myself.
I see clients interested in loosing weight and getting healthier, but when faced with temptation they give in and use the excuse that they’ll start again next week.
I see people who want to start their own business but when it comes to setting aside time to do it, they really would rather sit in front of Netflix or the TV.
You see, if you are committed, you’ll start today, not tomorrow. Every single day, you’ll do what you need to do to reach your goal, no excuses. This doesn’t mean it will be easy and it doesn’t mean you won’t be scared at times. What it does mean, is you will let go of all your reasons why you can’t achieve your goal and focus on doing the things that mean you will achieve it.
So, are you interested or committed?
The answer is quite easy to find out.
Have a look at you have done today, this week, this past year and your actions will reveal the answer.
The obstacles you choose to face and overcome will reveal your commitment level.
It’s the outputs you’ve created and the hard work you put in that will quickly reveal your level of commitment.
You see, interested people talk about everything they are going to do one day.
Committed people will one day talk about what they have accomplished!
How do you get committed?
If you are reflecting and you’ve noticed you’ve only been interested, how to you get committed?
YOU GO ALL IN.
You stick at it when it gets difficult. You make plans to overcome your obstacles. You manage your thoughts so instead of quitting or giving up you find a way forward.
You take consistent, daily, weekly, monthly action towards your goal and commit to achieving it no matter what.
So, today, have a think about what you want and those things you haven’t quite achieved in your life yet. Are you ready to commit to them and make them happen?
Are you interested or committed? Only you can decide?
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