This is a very special blog post for a couple of specific reasons. First is that it will be my last entry for 2016 and second is that it is a ‘makeup’ post.

What I mean by a makeup post is that on January 4th 2016 I committed myself to writing a minimum of 100 words 3 times a week. And the result of my commitment is that over the course of the year I have written 155 blog posts and 34,000 words. However, I have a confession to make.

On Monday July 4th I did not write a post because I was travelling. And the fact that I didn’t has been nagging me all year.

Now you may say that, it’s only one post and perhaps I should focus on the accomplishment and I would agree with you. However, I also know that this kind of thinking is a slippery slope. It’s like a cheat day when on a diet that turns into a cheat week and eventually… well you get the idea.

So in the spirit of my make up, I now ask you. What did you commit to but didn’t’ stick with that is still nagging at you? Why did you stop? And if it’s still nagging at you, how can you start again?

Let’s both take an oath together to stick to our commitments. Not only the commitments we make in public but to the ones we make to ourselves.  To see our commitments through and, if stuck then reach out for help. And if we falter or slip, not quit but forgive ourselves, do a makeup and re-commit.