Here’s the thing – before you commit, you’re “considering.” You’re in the phase of, “Should I? Shouldn’t I? Why should I? Why shouldn’t I?” and that’s that. You haven’t made a decision, but you’re about to.
Then you make the decision. If that decision is a “yes” – you’ve committed. Now that sounds pretty innocent at first, right? But the truth is, commitment is a contract with yourself to really and truly GO THERE. My yoga teacher Shankari has said:
“Commit to it! Stop playing with your hair or adjusting your t-shirt – stop all of that. Just get into it. Now!”
We do that, don’t we? We find reasons NOT to just DO IT. Playing with our shirt or scratching an itch is a distraction on the way to tree-pose in yoga, but deciding not to pursue that lead or return that call or start that book is also a non-commitment. You’re in – or you’re out. You decide.