Mission: Life

Life is a mission. It may have different crews with different destinations, but at the end of the day, we all go through similar experiences. Mission: Life allows me to share my mission and the ups and downs that come along with it while I continue my journey towards my destination. 

JUNE 12, 2018 AT 2019 EDT

Commitment. It is something that most American’s struggle with. Whether it be with a new diet, exercise plan, or keeping up a website, commitment is something that, well, we just can’t commit to. It takes a strong mind and a strong will to do so, but how do we get that strong mind and/or will? Well, the answer isn’t that simple. We all are different. We all have different ways of coping. I could tell you to eat a jar of chocolate peanut butter ice cream and watch The Secret – which is a great movie, and I highly recommend it – and that it will solve all your life problems with commitment but at the end of the day that might not work.

The best way I have found is to start small. Don’t jump into that keto diet or start running two miles a day when you can’t even run half a mile without feeling like your lungs are going to come out your mouth. Start by making a list. Something as small as a morning routine.

  • Make the bed
  • Shower/Bathe
  • Brush my teeth
  • Brush my hair
  • Wash my face
  • Eat breakfast
  • Wash the dishes
  • Update website

It doesn’t matter if you have one thing or ten things. The point is that it is a simple way to track what you are doing, see your progress, and stick to it forming the bond of commitment. Write it down. On the mirror, your notepad, or type it up and print it out. When you see your progress and you see your goals, it makes them that much more achievable.

Once you master something simple, move on to the next thing. Whether it be another list or doing 100 squats per day, keep going. It may be hard and there may be times where you feel like giving up – we have all felt that no doubt – but the point is, is that you are starting somewhere and starting small. If you stumble, find your footing and stand up straight. It won’t be easy, but nothing in life is.

If you can commit to a list, you can commit to climbing a mountain (maybe not literally, but you know where I am going with this).

Heres to commitment!
Skye Elizabeth

Thoughts, comments or questions? Feel free to email me at skyeschwartz@outlook.com or leave a comment on the page.