Something mysterious happens on the 1st January, every year. As the clock strikes midnight and as the fireworks explode, we get caught up in the frenzy and excitement of a New Year. A new beginning. A clean slate.
In that moment, we suddenly feel the urge to commit.
We commit to becoming better versions of ourselves. We commit to going to the gym. We commit to being better partners. We tell ourselves that we will be more positive this year. We even commit to starting that diet that we have been promising ourselves (this probably happens every Monday morning!).
We commit. We promise. We pledge. Then sadly, we forget.
For the majority, come mid-January, those promises and commitments become a distant memory and we allow ourselves to slip back into our old habits, old behaviours and the same old, familiar routines.
Wow, that’s depressing!
If you are tired of feeling the same way (probably the same way that you have felt for several years), learn to make and keep promises to yourself on a daily basis!
Something powerful happens to us when we commit and then act on that commitment. We start the process of growing our self-image which ultimately becomes the human thermostat- it regulates our performance as individuals.
The good news is that you don’t have to wait until the 1st January. Commit. Act. Do it now!