Commitment vs Settling
A lot of people confuse Commitment and Settling. The difference is fundamentally one of action and growth. A commitment is a dedication to a cause or activity. Settling is choosing a steady or secure state. If you are choosing to do something over and over that doesn’t push you outside of your comfort zone, is that being committed or is that actually just settling?
Take a second to ask yourself if your job, significant other, friends, goals, activities, choice etc. does the following:
-Push you to be better
-Challenge you to dream bigger
-Inspire you to aim for more
-Support your goals for the future
-Encourage your personal growth
YES answers to the above are the building blocks of a commitment. NO answers are indicative of a choice to settle. There is no shame in that, but know that you deserve more. And you can do more.
If you have been doing the same 3 mile route at the same pace for 5 years or have shown up to the same desk for 10 years and have not noticed any improvement or growth in your life, it is time to look at yourself and decide. Decide if you want more. The choice is yours. Do you commit or do you settle?
I choose to commit myself to my patients and they choose to commit to me. Check back on Friday to hear more about how I discovered my ideal patient and why that is so important.