Commitment

2012 is fast approaching and instead of compiling my usual list of tired resolutions, which often spend the first few months of the year staring at me and making unpleasant faces, I am going to simply ponder on the word commitment.  What is it that I would like to commit to in the coming year?  What have I successfully committed to in the past, and what have I walked away from?

There are many different definitions of the word, but the one I am most drawn to is simply:

when you are willing to give your time and energy to something that you believe in, or a promise or firm decision to do something.

What are you willing to give your time and energy to in 2012?  What do you believe in?  Are you willing to make a promise to do something?  If you break that promise, can you forgive yourself and try again and not throw your commitment away?

I encourage you to commit to writing for ten minutes on commitment.  Don’t edit.  Go…

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