Do you overcommit? I think we all do at times. What does it mean to overcommit?

For me I’ve become aware of a tendency to take on many projects at one time.

I’m often left feeling overworked, under-appreciated and stressed to the max!

I once thought this tendency was a character trait I possessed and
I wore it like a badge of honor.
I truly believed it was “in my DNA” to overcommit.

I discovered it’s NOT in my DNA!

It’s a belief system and belief systems can be changed.

I learned the tendency to overcommit at a young age.
Even more important than learning & practicing this behavior,
is the belief system I adopted, or what I made overcommitting mean.

To me, if I said yes, I believed people would like me.
I never thought about whether I would be able to accomplish the task.
I knew I had to find a way.

This behavior helped me learn to be organized and resourceful.
And it also led me to design my life according to should’s.

Who/what should I be, do have rather than who/what do I choose to be, do, have.

What I discovered is that I’m the one who has control over what I think, say and do.

What about you?

What’s really the underlying thread that allows anyone to consistently overcommit?
I challenge you to take one action step TODAY that will create awareness around why you overcommit.
Do yourself a favor and put pen to paper and answer these 3 questions.

What is the price I pay when I overcommit?

What is the benefits I receive when I overcommit?

What does it look like to STOP and BE?

When you complete these questions, I recommend sharing your answers with a support person.
This can be a coach, mentor, or friend who will partner alongside you as you create the next action step choices in your one amazing life journey!

“Your beliefs become your thoughts,
Your thoughts become your words,
Your words become your actions,
Your actions become your habits,
Your habits become your values,
Your values become your destiny.”
― Mahatma Gandhi