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When to Recommit

Anytime you have a goal you’re going after, negative emotions will come up. It’s inevitable. It’s natural (thanks for trying to protect me, brain! 😉 ). But it doesn’t have to be a problem.

Negative emotion can come along for the journey while the more intentional part of your brain (hey there, pre-frontal cortex!) carries out the plans.

Sometimes that negative emotion seems overpowering though. Like it (the emotion) takes the power away from you.

But there is a way to get your power back: recommit to your goal.

To recommit is to make a decision using the intentional, creative, problem-solving part of your brain. This action of recommitting will:
🔥 Reaffirm belief in yourself
🔥 Re-establish your compelling reason why they goal matters
🔥 Reconnect with where you are in relation to your goal (a kind of “check in” with yourself)
🔥 Redirect your actions if needed to keep you on track towards your goal
🔥 Recharge your “fuel” by identifying the emotions needed to keep moving forward

So, rather than re-do your goal (or worse, refuse it), why not recommit to it? This simple action may be the much needed spark to get your goal back on track.

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Beth Spenceri

Beth Spenceri

Hey there! I'm Beth Spenceri, a certified life coach and fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon.
I'm on a mission to help my fellow physicians decide "what's next" for them, including how to set and achieve new goals while practicing medicine (or not!), confidently make no-regret decisions, and finally live the lives of their dreams!