What is Your Commitment Level?

This article is a guest post from BrightFire Expert, Odette Laurie of Business Women on Top.

I have been asked once or twice, okay maybe ten or eleven times, what is it that keeps me motivated or moving forward."COMMITMENT" letters on Chalkboard

I really had to ponder that for a while then I realized it was a simple answer.

I am 100% committed to my dream, my vision and my mission in life.

I am committed to my friends, my family, my clients, members of The “O” team (dorky I know but it keeps me tied to my younger TV day–we had great TV back then!).

Most importantly, I am committed to myself.

I wasn’t always. It really is only these past few years that I had to stop and say to myself,”Wait a second young lady, just what do you think
you’re doing (or not doing)?”

I wasn’t being true to my needs, my wants and myself.

As it is for so many women, moms and partners, we put our stuff second, third or eighty-fifth. I found myself out of balance, out of whack and out of my mind. Literally.

So I slapped myself upside my head with a frying pan and voila! I had the me that I wanted me to be. Scary, I might add, but liberating.

So the second part to my self-realization, which is about as scary as looking in the mirror after a shin-ding of a night out with the ole’ broads (what I call my 45+ girlfriends), is honesty. We all know damn well when we are being lied to, even if we are lying to ourselves. There is only so long that you can pretend.

So if you are struggling in your life or your business, take a look at your commitment level and your honesty bank and see how much you need to replenish to get where you want to be.

Own it, Be it. Do it.

Now go out there and show the world what you are made of.

About Tiffany deSilva

Tiffany deSilva is the founder, CEO, and visionary leader of BrightFire Women’s Business Network, LLC.

BrightFire Women’s Business Network is the premiere sales training and coaching resource for service-based women entrepreneurs who want to increase their sales, serve more people, and change more lives.

Feedback & Comments:

  1. Powerful: “Most importantly, I am committed to myself.”

  2. Odette, I think that as women we naturally put others ahead of ourselves. It is definitely in our nature. Thanks for the reminder to spend some “me” time!

  3. It’s definitely important to remember to seek balance and to take me time. Otherwise there’s a high potential for burnout. If we take care of ourselves we can better meet the needs of others. It’s a priority thing.

  4. The last line says it well.
    It is really all about taking action!
    The sooner the better.
    Do it!

  5. Being totally honest with one’s self about one’s actions and behaviors to date is a daunting but worthy practice. :-)

  6. Clearly I’m her target audience because she is speaking right to my heart!

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