You Need to Move Forward
You are always a choice away from a new beginning, but you are a commitment away from a new life. I know many people make our resolutions at the beginning of the year, and we are dead set on being better. We get very excited about being the best versions of ourselves for just a little while. This is because the new years resolution you made was just a choice, and a choice is easy. Especially when it is hypothetical. When you decide to be better, all that is is a choice that you made based on some extra energy you had from the start of the new year. It's the commitment to that choice where the change really happens. If all you ever do is make the choice, but you are not willing to commit to that choice and follow through with that choice then nothing will change. That choice will follow in the footsteps of all of your previous choices that didn't go anywhere because you never actually put in the work.
You have got to find your why. You have got to find your hunger to be better. If you are not hungry, you won't be able to commit to change. Real commitment takes some real drive and some real hunger. You have to be willing to stay committed to what you said you were going to do long after that initial commitment feeling has left you. That high of deciding to be better will not be apparent through all of the trials you will face. There will be mornings after that honeymoon phase is over where you just do not have the energy to get up and do what you said you were going to do. If you really want to change, if you really want to know what commitment starts with, commitment starts with saying "I know it sucks but I'm going to do it anyway because I know it is what's best in the long run."
Finding a vision is a helpful step, as long as it doesn't become all that there is in your favor. You need to have an eye on your eventual goal to keep you steady when things get rough on those mornings that you don't want to get up and do it. You just need to make sure that you are closing the gap. Closing the gap is what it is all about, and in order to close that gap you have got to have a solid commitment to whatever it is you are trying to pursue.
If you continue to stick with a hollow choice that you go back on after a few weeks every time then you won't be able to move forward. You will be stuck in the same patterns and the same routines day in and day out. You have got to start moving forward. You have got to start being true to yourself and doing the things that you told yourself you were going to do, because you are done lying to yourself.
It all starts with you.