Five Ways to Succeed in Life and Love-Step 2- From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

Welcome to our Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power and thanks so very much for joining me for another coffee break and more on this series. I hope what we are learning together is casting a beautiful light of understanding on your journey to succeeding in life and love, which I know can oftentimes be difficult and confusing. Grab your coffee and come on in. We are working on the second step!

The Webster’s dictionary defines commit like this: “to carry out, pledge or bind.” As I said in our previous coffee hour, for many of us, committing to something is usually easier than committing to someone. We are not nearly as vulnerable and susceptible to being hurt when we make up our minds to practice, for example, a new habit, practice showing up to lead a team, commit to our job, and the list could keep going.

Have you ever been hit over the head by something really heavy and then right away become a little starry-eyed from the hit? Well, what I’m about to share with you kind of had that effect on me, seriously. It has to do with being committed to something good for our physical, emotional and spiritual selves, versus something not so good. If we have hurts and hang-ups, then subconsciously, we’ve committed to them! Ouch! 🙂 🙁 🙂

The revelation doesn’t have to be so painful. Let me share one of mine! Just a couple of months ago, my life changed drastically, and the impending change was showing up real ugly in my attitude, and in my words. Normally it takes a day to break a habit, and 30 days to make a habit, well, it sure didn’t take me 30 days to catch my self-defeating statements that were tumbling out of my mouth as if someone had pulled the handle and a jackpot had sprung! Statements like, “I’m so busy!” “I can’t possibly handle another thing on my already overflowing plate of life!” I mean, it was pitiful. There I was so busy talking about how busy I was, I was zapping myself of so much energy, energy that I was going to need to stay in my commitment to my family! 🙂 🙁 🙂

I had to start practicing different statements, un-doing what I had been practicing and committed to, and trust me, I’m still practicing and the war hasn’t been won yet, but I’m committed to show up, partner up with Him so He can steer me away from those traps that can become unhealthy commitments.

Practicing commitment,


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