Despite my commitment to creating a daily blog post for the past nineteen hundred and thirteen days (but who’s counting?), I have written only one prior blog post about commitments. That was over four years ago, when I had made a commitment to blog daily for one year. At the end of 2013, I decided to expand the commitment to blog daily for as long as I could.
When things are getting in the way of your doing something, it can help to make a commitment to yourself or to others. For example, I’ve been having trouble committing to doing my taxes, so last Sunday I made this commitment to myself:
From now on, I shall work on my taxes one hour every day.
Because I have a commitment to the truth, I’ll tell you that after making that commitment I decided that commitment wouldn’t start until the next day However, I have honored that commitment every day since. And that commitment has helped me
- work on my taxes,
- leave room for other things in my life, and
- let go of worry, angst, and other painful thoughts and feelings about taxes.
I’m not sure why I have a yearly commitment to feeling bad about taxes, but I’ve committed to writing other blog posts about that here, here, here here. here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. While I made a commitment to link to those many other taxing blog posts I don’t expect anybody to make the commitment to reading all of them.
However, here’s a commitment that’s easier to fulfill — looking at my photos from yesterday. Let’s see if any of them show commitments.
I’m so happy I made a commitment last year to moving near the water.
Here‘s a song by The Commitments:
If you make a commitment to post a comment, I commit to writing a reply.
Let’s end, as always, with my commitment to thank everyone who helped me commit again to this daily blog and — of course! — YOU.