5 routines to do to stay committed

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As we begin a journey or a task, it seems easy and stress free but as we proceed, we feel discouraged to continue especially when it’s overwhelming to our health, personality and so on and sometimes we may choose to continue by overcoming those challenges just because we remembered why we started the journey initially.

Knowing how to be committed even in the face of challenges can help you attain success of rising to a certain level in your career.

In this blog, we’ll take a look at why commitment is so ardous and how to stay committed even in the face of challenges.

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So then, why is commitment so challenging???

Possibly because of the inconvenience that comes along.

Truly, commitment is not as easy as it is always said because it requires you dedicating your time, resources and energy to something you’re aiming to achieve even when it’s overwhelming.

That’s why most successful people have a lot of experiences to share regarding the challenges they overcame of which people are ready to listen to with utmost faith of getting theirs done, but are they ready to face those challenges to achieve their goals?

Achieving a dream requires your full commitment to make it possible. Here’s a quote by Brian Tracy, which says;“You don’t have to be great to start but you can start and never stop to be great.”

Commitment arises when you’re determined to fulfill a purpose regardless of every challenges that may arise. Challenges are transient and would end with time if only you’re determined to fulfill a dream

Behind every accomplishment, there was a decision, plan, commitment and challenges that came along of which successful people overcame through determination and commitment.

Let’s see how challenges help to improve our lives;

You see, challenges are not meant to stop you from dreams actualisation even though it may be exhausting, they’re meant to make you strong to withstand and manage your success when they come true.

It helps us to determine who we are going to be;

Your past does not define you but your present situation does by becoming what you practice daily. The challenges you face now are only meant to reshape you and that shape is determined on how you handle those challenges.

Challenges arises as a measure to determine our rate of discipline when bigger and better situations come in place.

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Belows are ways to stay committed even in the face of challenges;

Commitment can be achieved through the following ways;

1.Remember why you started

Remembering why you started is a simple way to help you stay committed. Keeping in mind what motivated you to start would keep you in line to continue even when it’s most difficult.

For instance, your source of motivation to become the best entrepreneur might be from watching or listening to how successful business men made it in spite the challenges, so while it might be challenging to continue because of low income rate, less patronage from your prospects or customers, the questions are; How do you resolve this? Do you quit or continue?

The best way to deal with issues arising like this, is to:

  1. Get up of your comfort zone, seek ideas from higher or successful business men who went through such, learn from them and be ready to apply those ideas in to your daily activities.
  2. Practice compartmentalization which means the ability to remain efficient while experiencing tough times. Your tough times might be experienced at home, place of work, among group or association but the ability to retain or become productive is a very important skill to cultivate to achieve commitment towards your goals.

2.By making suitable plans that keeps you committed;

Learn to prioritize what’s most important and set aside what’s not necessary – Brian Tracy.

Reschedule your plans to make the best out of every day. As a business man aiming to get great income at the end of the month, reform your mode of events each week, manage your time before each day ends to get a stipulated income targeted for that day.

Your plans should be one that cuts out procrastination away and puts in commitment. Set a target, affirm it and work towards it.

3. Mingle with those with same minded vision as yours:

Like-minded people are people with same visions whose plans are set aside to accomplish their vision.

Mingling or choosing to interact with those whose plans are to fulfill their visions is another method for commitment.

You can choose to mingle with someone who motivates you especially when you feel there’s need for procrastination. Check out how to avoid delaying task

4. Search for major or important resources before starting;

When necessary elements are available to start a project, this encourages you to finish up a task without having to divert.

When the project commences, supporting elements can easily be acquired because major aspect of the task has been done and commitment is achieved through this.

5. Be Resilient: Always be ready to overcome challenges that want to stop you from commiting to achieving your dreams

Psychologists define resilience as the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats, or significant sources of stress.

Having the spirit of resilience would aid and hasten our level of commitment towards our goals.


Skills to practice to stay committed even in the face of challenges

The more committed you’re to your goals, the easier and better it attract elements or resources that hasten your steps to achieving your goals faster.

While you may not know how to resolve and conquer those challenges driving you away from staying committed, you will know the skills to practice which are,

  • Remember why you started
  • Define your schedule
  • Mingle with like-minded people
  • Get your major or important resources beforehand
  • Be ready to face challenges

Follow this process over and over again to overcome procrastination and you will eventually stay committed.

Always remember that no matter how challenging it may be during the process, other people have faced more of which they overcame.



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5 Easiest ways to be content with the little you have

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You might be asking yourself;

How do I stay contented even when I don’t have enough?

The truth is, you can not have enough if you’re not content with the ones you have.

Maybe you’re thinking, you need to get this trendy clothes before you will be satisfied. The simple fact about this is, life will never stop giving you reasons to become better, to do more or explore. So why not practice contentment instead of running after those.

What is Contentment?

Contentment is deriving happiness in what we do, what we have, and who we are presently. Contentment is generating self satisfaction when we focus on what we have rather than what we don’t have.

When I say be content with what you have, do I actually mean you should not try to achieve more, improve better or set more goals in life?

Being contented and grateful for the life you have, will always keep you in the better place to benefits more from life.

Happiness within you attracts positivity to your life. Positivity like the job you desire, better friends and good state of mind.

Let’s do this simple analogy;

If contentment is happiness, while discontentment is sadness and happiness attracts positivity to you while sadness attracts negativity like jealousy, envy and unnecessary anger. Then it’s better to be content with what we have so as to attract positivity.

5 habits to cultivate to stay contented
  1. Accept who you are
  2. Don’t compare
  3. Learn to see things from the bright side
  4. Have a right mindset
  5. Do what you love

1. Accept who you are:

Self acceptance is a better way to build self esteem and contentment.

Self acceptance is loving oneself inspite of one’s insecurities. Be self aware or identify what your insecurities are and improve on it. check out how to handle insecurities in our previous post.

Accepting who you are after identifying your insecurities and allowing the silent and whispering voices speak would build self contentment.

2. Don’t compare:

Comparison is only done when you’re trying to point out between two or more which is better than the other.

So when we compare ourselves to other people, it’s either we feel bad, that is, (jealousy, envy or low self-esteem) or good about it, that is, (pride).

Comparing ourselves to people based on how they appear, their income, etc without putting into consideration, their struggles, work and experiences would never make a fair comparison.

3. Learn to see things from the bright side:

Seeing life from the brighter side, will allow us to appreciate all the good things we have worked for and achieved.

This enables us to enjoy the present situation we are, instead of dwelling on what we don’t have.

In every situation you might find yourself, always be grateful for what you have.

I Know you want that shoe but believe me appreciating this one you have, is the only way to stay happy because life is a never ending cycle.

It would always provide you more and better shoes for you to aspire to get, so why not derive happiness from this wonderful shoe you have got.

4. Have a right mindset:

Learn to be the master of your mind. Try to understand that there’s no perfect life even though it appears as such.

Keeping in mind this thought of, how better your friend is than you’re, would only push you to run a race that’s not for you.

Choosing to be content with the life you have, will also make people appreciate the kind of life you live also.

Always remember:

“A contented life is a happy life.”

5. Do what you love:

Involving yourself with what you love would give a better chance to be contented compared to doing what you don’t love.

For instance, when you’re happy dancing there would be no room to envy anyone because it’s what you love to do and you will be happy to be great at doing it.

These are the best ways to achieve contentment with little resources.


Contentment is a principle with discipline which must be made as a habit for a continuous happy life.

Always learn to be grateful for the life you have. Stop the habit of discontentment and comparison because no life is perfect and start enjoying the importance of showing gratitude to God.

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