This month’s theme: COMMITMENT

Articles of the Month

This is the Best Way to Stick to Your Goals – Regardless of what you’re trying to achieve, the key is to find a way to consistently show up and do the work.

How To Commit To Your New Year’s Resolution – You might not consider yourself someone who struggles with commitment if you’re in a stable relationship, but commitment issues go beyond dating. Many people struggle to form commitment in other areas of their lives, such as diet, exercise, and self-care.

“Commitment unlocks the doors of imagination, allows vision, and gives us the right stuff to turn our dream into reality.”

James Womack

“Whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do it well; whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself to completely.”

Charles Dickens

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”

Dale Carnegie

Act of Kindness

Make NO excuses: once you make a commitment, make yourself stronger than your excuses.

Question of the Month

How do you stay committed to your goals or promises? Share your thoughts.

Kindness Media

Photo of the Month

What does this picture make you feel and why? Share your thoughts!

Songs of the Month

Kendrick Lamar raps about how incredible it feels to see his dreams realized, but warns he needs to keep his head on straight and keep going.

This song encourages us to not waste any more time pursuing things that don’t bring us closer to our dreams.

If we keep hanging out on the sidelines rather than being fully immersed in the realization of our dreams, we will miss out on the opportunity for lasting happiness and the chance to make a difference.

Videos of the Month

Have you ever had good intentions to carry out a task or idea, but yet something always stopped you from making it to completion? Jonathan Jones shows you exactly what it’ll take to shift that focus and take action towards these ideals.

“Commitment” isn’t something we often discuss. Despite the lack of attention paid to it, where we choose to commit ourselves creates the foundation and structure of our lives.

Books of the Month

The Slight Edge: Turning Simple Disciplines into Massive Success and Happiness – Jeff Olson – What you do today matters. What you do every day matters more. The key to successfully achieving your goals is to take small, simple actions and compound them over time.

The Achievement Habit: Stop Wishing, Start Doing, and Take Command of Your Life – Bernard Roth – Believe you are a doer and achiever in order to become one. Be open to learning from your own experience and from those around you. Ignore distractions that prevent you from achieving your goals.

Goals!: How to Get Everything You Want — Faster Than You Ever Thought Possible – Brian Tracy – The author emphasizes self-discipline and persistence as two keys to achieving your goals. He also encourages readers to clearly establish their goals: Write them down and be specific. Make sure you can easily explain your goal to someone else, Brian says, and know exactly when you have achieved it.

Flight School – Lita Judge – This is an adorable story about a penguin who is determined to fly. It’s a great way to begin the conversation on setting realistic goals.

The Magical Yet – Angela DiTerlizzi – This one is great to read after students have set goals. Just as the title implies, this book is all about perseverance and not giving up on goals!

The Most Magnificent Thing – Ashley Spires – It’s a great book for planning steps to reach one’s goal and for revising those steps when they’re not working.