What I have slowly realize that losing 40-50lbs, running a half marathon, or making a complete physical transformation very little to do with the physical but has more to do with the one key word that all of us have struggled with a certain times in our lives and that is “commitment”. Some of you are probably thinking that “Byron, I disagree. It is all physical.” Well, let me try to explain.
Webster’s dictionary defines commitment as:
a promise to do or give something
a promise to be loyal to someone or something
the attitude of someone who works very hard to do or support something
Let’s start with “a promise”. A promise to whom? Well, if you are going to truly be committed to something then the only person that you need to promise something to is yourself. There is no need for you to promise anything to your parents, your spouse, your kids, your family, or anyone else for that matter. If can’t keep a promise to yourself, then there is no need to promise anything to someone else.
A promise to do what? What are you going to do? Maybe start with some simple promises like instead of 3 sodas a day promise yourself you will only drink to 1 soda a day. Instead doing absolutely no physical fitness, maybe you start small with maybe just walking each day or doing set a goal for doing squats & crunches each day. Or even, how about I will starting making my lunch twice a week vice eating out every day.
I guess what I’m asking is “What is your level of commitment?” Because if your goal is to lose 50lbs-100lbs, your level commitment is going to be slightly different from that of someone that has already lost 40 or 50lbs. Over time and progress, your commitment level will continue to stretch itself as you start to reach those goals. You goal might only be to be able to walk where someone else may want to run.
50% – Average Results, I will eat healthy and workout every now and then.
75% – Good Results, I will eat healthy and workout some of the time.
90% – Great Results, I will eat healthy and most some of the time.
99%- Awesome Results, I will eat healthy and workout all the time.
And until you get fed up with where you are at, then you will never change. Your level of commitment will be a direct reflection of the results you are getting. So if you are not happy with where you are at, then change your level of commitment.
Bottom line is, you will never be able to conquer what you are not truly committed to. Whether it takes you six months, a year, two year, or even five years, if you are going to reach your goals, you simply have to have a mindset that you are committed to your goals no matter how hard it gets.
What is your level of commitment? 50%, 75%, 90%, 99%… Leave a comment below!