On commitment

You’re sitting on your bed, laptop on your knees, headphones plugged in. You’re terrified.

You’re staring at a blank document on your screen and it’s staring back at you. No words popping up, no sentences effortlessly lining up in front of you.

You said you would write every day. No more dabbling around. This is it.

Yet the blank screen is still staring at you and won’t hide the brutal fact that you’re feeling uninspired. You can’t concentrate because you’re boyfriend just bumped into the room, with a smile on his face that immediately disappeared when he saw you on your laptop again.

And then you had a little fight.

He left you alone with your laptop and the scary document.

And you start thinking about commitment. About what it takes to turn pro. But being committed can be really inconvenient. For example when your boyfriend wants you to come downstairs and prepare dinner together.

Commitment is tough. And it’s necessary. It is what separates the ones who talk about from the ones who live their dreams.

But beware. You might not have someone to share your successes with once you’ve reached that goal, made the money or moved to the beach.

So know that, while commitment is noble and necessary, your relationships are too.

Sometimes all you get to do is squeeze in 5 minutes of writing, or drawing, or programming before you run downstairs and stir up the salad.

Author: Iris

Iris Barzen is a coach for entrepreneurs and C-suite professionals. Her work is based on her degree in psychology + 7 years of coaching experience. She offers evidence-based strategies rather than self-help advice to help her clients get the right things done consistently, so they can build the life they want.