I’ve been fantasizing about organizing our closet for the better part of a decade. Seriously. It goes something like this:
- See the problem
- Ignore the problem
- Get upset that the problem is still there
- Vow to do something about the problem
- Visualize an organized closet while doing nothing
- Feel better for about 10 seconds
- Recognize that I still have a problem
- Repeat ad infinitum
I’m absolutely committed to the idea of a well-organized closet. I’m clearly not committed to an action. Hence the frustration and the upset. That changed today. I’ve made a commitment to act. One hour from 2:00 – 3:00 PM. No interruptions. A single task of pulling out clothes that need to go to Goodwill.
Where are you frustrated with a problem in your personal or work life? Take an honest look. Are you committed to the idea of change? Or are you committed to an action that will cause change?
Commit to act. Be specific:
- What will you do?
- When will you do it?
- What result will you produce?
Do it now.
Ken Mosesian is an evangelist for integrity and the author of:
The Power of Promise: How to Win and Keep Customers By Telling the Truth About Your Brand
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