Based on something Jason Mraz wrote, I wrote the following:
Whether or not others are committed to the same thing you are shouldn’t change your commitment. While you may strive to have others view the same possibilities you do, how many actually do shouldn’t factor into whether or not you take action. Should anyone’s reaction or response sway your efforts – then you are too attached to the results and not committed enough to the possibility.
I am committed to my true self and to self-acceptance. I am not attached to trying to feel something I don’t, in order to follow rules that lead me back to feeling unacceptable. I am committed to my true self.
I am committed to maintaining relationships with my family as best I can. I am not attached to family drama or agendas. I am committed to maintaining relationships.
I am committed to being a writer. I am neither attached to making money nor being poor. I am committed to being a writer.
I am committed to publishing my book and to engaging with people on the subjects presented in my book. I am not attached to whether or not people like or buy my book. I am committed to publishing my book and to engaging with people.
I am committed to my health. I am not attached to conditions and symptoms, nor to numbers on the scale. I am committed to my health.
“Before”, I would have signed up for someone else’s challenge or goal because I didn’t know what I wanted. Now I do what I want and I do it in a way that makes sense to me. And if I don’t feel like doing it any more, if it doesn’t honor who I am, I stop, without feeling guilty or ashamed.
Because of that, I am learning to think more carefully about the choices I make, and not just signing up for stuff out of desperation.