Hello, Beauties! Do you need to feel confident before you commit? Which comes first? Confidence? Or Commitment? Your answer determines what action you take or avoid. I’ve been revisiting my answer as I contemplate letting go of a habit that reappeared while I was recovering from knee surgery.
Do you need to feel confident before you commit?
It is a polarizing question. But it also leads you around in a big confusing circle devoid of clarity.
How do you gain confidence?
By accomplishing something you’ve never done before.
How do you undertake something you’ve never done before?
By committing and taking action.
Which came first: the chicken OR the egg????
Confidence comes from mastery. How do I know I can drive a car? I’ve done it for 35 years. Why do you raise your hand and ask a question at a conference? You’ve practiced being seen in public. How do you know you can meet the deadline for that project your boss just assigned? You have a history of consistently delivering on time.
Mastery comes from doing, from failing and trying again. One of my favorite quotes comes from Marie Forleo. She says: “Everything is figure-outable.” Believing that requires the commitment to continue looking for answers until you find them.
Results in Mastery.
So, what have you been waiting to commit to because you don’t feel confident you can succeed?
Your automatic answer might be weight loss. It certainly was for me for years. You know what committing to a “diet” looks like but I want to entice you to use commitment differently.
What smaller commitment could you make that would support your bigger goal of losing weight?
Is it less drive-thru food? Less processed food? More salads? Moving more?
Today, I’m committing to letting go of Diet Coke. At one time, I had what could be described as an addiction to Diet Coke. Then I found a reason to let it go and did not drink it for 18 months.
Then I had surgery and my mind invited Diet Coke back in. After all, I needed comfort, right? Three months later, Diet Coke is still present.
I am borrowing the confidence I felt during the 18 months of not ingesting it to believe I can keep this commitment. In the next blog, I will share with you how having a better reason to let go is making it possible for me to make this commitment to myself.
If losing weight is on your goal list, start by committing to ONE change that will support that goal.
Find some stillness and listen to your intuition.
What can you commit to letting go?
Commitment supports making decisions that leave you head over heels in love with your beautiful body so that it no longer needs the weight you are carrying.
and put “I’m ready to commit!” in the Subject line.
That will connect us and save your spot for your free 30-minute session with me. I’ll show you how learning to genuinely love yourself is the glue to losing weight without deprivation.
I love you my Voluptuous Beauties
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