We all need motivation, I know I do, and that’s why I’m getting back into writing Monday Motivational posts.  I’m not too sure when the last time I wrote one was, obviously way too long ago. So enjoy my new monthly series which I will post the 2nd Monday of every Month.

Do you ever have moments where everything becomes clear, and you actually see the bigger picture?

I had one of those moments the day after I discovered a new blog called “Love Life Surf“.

I discovered this blog thanks to my friend Paul posting a tweet the other day bout their paper. I went to go check it out and thus came across Christine’s blog.

While reading some of her posts I came across this blog post 6 Months in.

What I loved about the post was that Christine had set an “action” word for the 2014 year.  The word she chose was DO.

Then I started to think about what my word for the month/year would be.


I would choose the word commit.

And that is how things became clearer for me.

com·mit  [kuhmit]  

verb (used with object), com·mit·ted, com·mit·ting.

1. togiveintrustorcharge;consign.

2. to consign for preservation: to commit ideas to writing; to commit a poem to memory.

3. to pledge (oneself) to a position on an issue or question; express (one’s intention, feeling, etc.):Asked if he was a candidate, he refused to commit himself.

4. to bind or obligate, as by pledge or assurance; pledge: to commit oneself to a promise; to be committedto a course of action.

5. to entrust, especially for safekeeping; commend: to commit one’s soul to God.

So why this word? Why does this word have more effect on me than other words like; move, or achieve, or believe?

It all came down to my goals.

Since doing Charlene Johnson’s 30DayPush program I have loved setting goals and knocking those goals out of the park.

Some of the things that I have committed myself to are:

  • Run a Sub 22min 5km
  • Run a 1h45m half marathon
  • Complete a Spartan Race
  • Read 60 books

At this stage, all these goals are a work in progress.

One thing about having my committed revelation was the importance of writing goals.

I use to regularly write my goals every week, but I’ve gotten out of that habit, and it’s something that I’m going to change, thanks to my discovery of Google Keep.

I have no idea how long Google Keep has been around, but my discovery of it (thanks to my commit epiphany) has been a blessing.

It’s so easy to use.  It’s clean, fun, colorful, and suits my needs.

With this app, I will be able to keep track of what I need to do, to reach my goals.  It’s going to keep me accountable.

I’m committed to staying organised, fit & healthy, and just learning as much as I can about the things that I love.

If you had to describe your life right now in just one word what would word would you choose?
How do you stay accountable?
What are you going to commit yourself to for the rest of this year?

6 thoughts on “Commit”

  1. Love this post! Also love that your word for the month is commit! That is a great idea to pick a word and focus on it through the month.
    One word to describe my life right now, this is tough but the first one that comes to mind is Happiness. I think I am really experiencing a lot of it, and literally focus my day on being happy and making sure others around me know that I am happy in hopes that is will spread. Sounds cliche I know, but I met a guy a month ago and when I asked him how he was doing he said, he was happy. I said that is great, he then said he always tries to be positive around others even if life isn’t great because you never know when someone else is going to need a spread of happiness:) He was one of those earthy types, but his comment has stuck with me:)

    1. Happiness is a great word, and it’s better to be happy than sad.
      I don’t think it’s cliche at all, go for it. It’s hard not to be happy when it’s summer and you can go camping and hiking and all that. I’m not a winter person, but I deal with it.

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  3. Hmmm never heard of that Google Keep, will check it out. I’ve done (what we scrapbookers call) ‘one little word’ for years now, although I lose focus on it. I don’t think I even set one this year. I think I need to revisit one of my words from a few years ago ‘simplify’. Simplify my life, simplify my “stuff” (we have waaaay too much stuff for this little house), simplify the way I go about things. I like your word commit though. To be honest reading your blog I don’t think I’ve ever known someone so committed as you. Love how goal oriented you are.

    1. I find goals so motivating.
      Chalene Johnson (who I love) has just released a podcast and it’s jam packed full of awesome good stuff.
      I’ve started writing my goals again (I got slack).
      And I love the word simplify. Having a small house, I have to simplify cause it gets too cluttered otherwise.

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