Commitment V.S Goals

By |May 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Owning What it Really Means to Committ To something…..
The #CommitToSomething with equinox campaign is changing lives – but change has to start with you.

Of all of the relationships you can have in your life, the relationship you have with yourself is the most important.  When it comes to commitment, the one person we should always stay committed to is ourselves.

I know that the commitment to stick to your goals is a daily challenge for everyone, to get outside of your comfort zone and do what needs to be done. Especially when you sometimes just don’t feel like it.

BUT – I’ve come to love the process of owning the challenges that shape me in becoming the best version of myself. If you don’t believe that yet, just keep reading…

We’re not truly committed to our goals when we’re not actively pursuing them.

I’m proud to be the global brand ambassador for Equinox, the high-performance lifestyle leader that believes going ‘all in’ on anything—whether it be a workout, a cause or yourself—will undoubtedly get you one step closer to finding out who you really are.

Commitment is a pillar in the mission of Equinox, and the #Committosomething campaign has sparked a mass movement around the world for goal-getters who are striving to reach their maximum potential in all areas of life.

I know first hand that the things that you commit to are the things that make you who you are.

Goals VS. Commitment

What are you committed to? When it comes to defining your commitment, you have to start with clear goals.

If you’re finding that you’re struggling with your commitments, then you first need to reevaluate your goals and revisit your why-why was this goal important to you in the first place?

After all, goals are easy to set: I want to lose 10 lbs; I want a Beachbody; I want to go vegan. But get real with yourself, dig deep to figure out what is driving your goals.

How do you pursue your goals with an unrelenting passion that doesn’t fizzle out alongside that initial excitement that comes with setting your goal.

Having goals can be a powerful motivator, but if you’re not thinking about what the process will be like, day in and day out, rain or shine, on good days and on bad ones… you won’t stick to your commitment. 

Goals can shift your mindset, but not your approach. Just like how you can change your eating habits, without changing the eater.

The real challenge for most of us is that we spend so much time identifying our goals and making commitments to ourselves without fully understanding what we need for the process of sticking to our commitments.

When you make promises about behaviors and outcomes to reach your goals, but find yourself getting stuck over and over again…ask yourself:

Am I making a commitment to the process?

To stay committed to the pursuit of your goals requires more than just a mission statement. The process of keeping your commitments requires for you to consider who you will become when you reach your goal – and be willing to be that person now.

Will you be so focused and driven on your outcome than you sacrifice your wellbeing in the process? Will you be so stuck on one specific way of achieving your goals, you make it harder for yourself to stick to your commitment – and maybe even miss out on ways you could have achieved your goals even sooner? 

 “Our goals are always just a momentary snapshot of life” If we learn to commit fully to the process then the outcomes will be what they should be. But, if we commit merely to the outcome and ignore the process, we’ve sabotaged both.

 The irony is that the more we are willing to flow with the process of achieving our goals, instead of forcing them, the easier we’ll find it to stay committed and the more likely we are to make our goals a reality.

From running ½ marathons to competing in a fitness competition; saying yes to new opportunities that have allowed me to travel the world in pursuit of my dreams… All of these incredible experiences were always outside of my comfort zone, and there were many challenges that I had to face that always resulted in me becoming a better version of myself.

I had a vision for the career I wanted to have, and I was willing to trust in the process and flow with the experiences and opportunities that arose from my commitment to myself and my goals. This process continues today with the partnerships I have with my favorite brands, like Equinox and Adidas, in building my brand online, and in coaching people to achieve their goals in wellness performance.

The journey in achieving my goals shaped me in so many other aspects of my life because when I realized that I could achieve this goal, and that goal…well, it gave me the confidence to dream bigger, and take on anything I put my mind too.

What I’ve learned in the process of finding my process, is that your reaction will always determine your level of commitment. I’ve been challenged many times throughout my journey of reaching goals.

The process of commitment isn’t easy – otherwise, everyone would be crushing their goals, and you wouldn’t need my help!  The situational factors that create obstacles to your goals – things like distractions, time limitations, social pressures, travel, emotional struggles – will inevitably come up.

But it is your reaction to these challenges that will determine whether or not you will stick to your commitments. This is what the process of commitment is all about.

I don’t overreact to challenges, I think about how to “Get it Dunne”

I’m no different from you – I’ve been challenged many times with my commitment to reaching my goals. But when you value your goals,  anticipate situational factors, and commit to the process of being comfortable with being uncomfortable – that’s where the magic happens.

That’s where all your dreams come true.

That unstoppable energy is contagious with the #Committosomething campaign. It helps you to get that momentum going. That momentum is the shift from dreaming to doing.

There is a lot that we can learn about ourselves when it comes to where we are and where we want to be.

Growth can feel like anything but empowering – it’s messy and unfamiliar, and there is a lot of uncertainty. And it can feel impossibly slow compared to the fast pace of our modern lifestyle. If you want to level up, you’re going to have to prepare for the challenges that will come up – because life, like a great trainer, will always keep you on your toes. 😉

I believe you can achieve your maximum potential in all aspects of your life whether that be in fitness, business relationships or wellness, and this campaign challenges us to take action and celebrate dedication in our lives—within ourselves and others. 

Follow my Instagram and IG Stories for my latest updates on #committosomething with https://www.equinox.com

 

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