Paul Kearley 🐝 en Professions, Workers, Careers, Customer service, Human Resources Professionals President • IBC Impact Business Communication, Inc 28/11/2016 · 1 min de lectura · 1,4K

Paul's Blog: Commitment

Paul's Blog: Commitment

“I want to be more fit” she said. “Good for you!” I said back, “when do you want to start?”

“On my birthday in two months.” she said…


Is she alone in putting things off?

Nope. It’s easy to speak a commitment and then do nothing. Often, we feel that if we tell someone we want to do something in the future, and make it a date far enough in the future to be forgettable, we are still ok because we made the commitment, and we’re good people for making the decision.

No, making a date with commitment is not enough.

We have to jump in the deep end immediately, today, within the first 12 hours of making the commitment before we’ll actually do anything.

If not it’s just a wish.

Wishes are just like lotto tickets. We keep buying them, but we never win.

Be courageous today. Make a commitment, then do it. You’ll astound many people, maybe even yourself.

Go, make an Impact!… commit to it.


Paul's Blog: Commitment My vision is quite simple: to make an impact on the lives of the people who have been entrusted to me: You (for reading this article), my family and my clients. 

I coach people. Direct, practical, innovative, meaningful.

I coach for excellence.

I love what I do... and so do my clients.

Over the years I've noticed that business coaching that was supposed to make us stronger actually took away our confidence and made us doubt ourselves. Confidence and people skills aren't developed just by measuring and planning everything, they grow through doing and learning from experience and by taking risks. People want to make a difference. Build teams. Be better understood. Live more confidently.

I founded IBC Impact Business Communication Inc. to create a world where business people communicate and act with confidence to create better worlds for themselves. Worlds where they feel powerful and free to express themselves. Worlds where something as simple as conversation creates energy, understanding and impact. Worlds so exquisite, I couldn't imagine doing anything else.

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Paul Kearley 🐝 29/11/2016 · #9

#5 @Renée Cormier you have hit on a very important component with Commitment: It must become a habit. Something that we do unconsciously... like crawling out of bed and putting on our gym clothes automatically.
Great comment!

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Donna-Luisa Eversley 29/11/2016 · #8

Great advice @Paul Kearley... to want to , means we have to make it an action immediately!

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David B. Grinberg 29/11/2016 · #7

Thanks for the inspirational advice, Paul. I think the commitment of many people will once again be tested with the annual New Year's resolutions upcoming. Good buzz!

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I like this post-Paul. We need to get up off our arse and get it done. Wishing is not the answer and won't help cause. I think I'll print this out and keep it an obvious place. #5 Great comment, Renee.

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Renée 🐝 Cormier 29/11/2016 · #5

#4 #2 On a personal note, I work out five days a week and I go to the gym as early as I can. For me, the key to being able to commit to regular exercise is to get my gym clothes on before I eat my breakfast and don't get into email or writing or anything else before I work out. It may seem like too much for people to work out 5 days a week, but I know that if I commit to 3 days, I will get lazy and not go at all. I can't have too many days off in a row. I have to treat it like it is part of my regular work day. The other thing I do is challenge my muscles. When I first started, just being in the gym was a challenge, so I only did what I could do consistently. Now that I am into it, I challenge myself and because I do that, I can see changes in my shape and muscles. That in itself motivates me to keep going and not lose anything I've worked so hard for. In the old days, I used to work out 3 days a week, and I never really saw results. Now that I go more often, I see the difference. I also have a back up plan in case there is a snow storm or a commitment that interferes with my regular gym time. I have exercises that I can do at home so that there is no excuse ever.

My experience is that people make time for things that are important to them. That is where adjusting your values comes in. I value my work out time because it keeps me sane (I work alone a lot and need to get out). Working out also keeps me fit, makes me feel good and keeps me healthy. All great reasons to choose to be fit. When I think of the alternative, I know I would hate every day of my life watching my belly get fatter, never seeing people, feeling lethargic and eventually losing my good health. Who wants that?

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Paul Kearley 🐝 29/11/2016 · #4

#2 so very sad but so very true. It's much easier to talk about it than it is to do it. They don't commit usually because they don't think they will finish it and so they avoid the guilty feelings. Thanks for commenting @Sarah Elkins

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Paul Kearley 🐝 29/11/2016 · #3

#1 ah yes my old friend status quo. The glue that keeps us in the sameness canoe. I did a keynote last week on "the ART of Intentional living, and the premise was simply this: The reward has to weigh more than the effort... Therin lies the problem with commitment... the end does not, in their opinion match what they have to do or give up. Thank you so much for commenting for @Renée Cormier.

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Sarah Elkins 28/11/2016 · #2

"On my birthday in two months." Oh dear. Like people who wait until January 1 to start working out, or people who wait until Valentine's Day to share their love, people who make future dates to start something not only avoid starting, they avoid the guilty feelings of not following through. It's sad. Good reminder, @Paul Kearley.

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