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Roxanne Gould on Paris Vogue Magazine Cover
Roxanne Gould on Paris Vogue Magazine Cover

Embracing the Power of Commitment and Consistency.

Today, I’d like to share some recent revelations I had on what has kept me going and driven over the years when it comes to my career. I could sum it up with this transformative duo of: commitment and consistency.

Throughout my own life, I worked hard at my modeling career. I didn’t stop to consider that my actions were committed nor consistent. I only was focused to making my career a success.

It’s only in retrospect that I see there was always the duo of commitment and consistency that kept me going. They helped me reach milestones I never would have dreamed of as my younger self, for example, landing a Vogue cover (pictured above) and having the second longest career as a fashion model, spanning over five decades!

Commitment, the bedrock of achievement, empowers us to dedicate ourselves wholeheartedly to our chosen path. It is an unwavering devotion to a goal, or our own personal passion. When we sincerely embrace commitment, we ignite a powerful intention that fuels our every action. It means showing up consistently, day after day, undeterred by obstacles. Commitment entails making a solemn promise to ourselves and taking ownership of our choices.

In each of our lives times, there is an abundant amount of possibilities and potential. Let’s take ownership of our choices and the sooner the better. Here are a few key steps I have found to help nourish and develop these qualities in my own life:

1. Define Your Purpose This is the first step! When you have a clear vision of your purpose, commitment becomes easier as it is rooted in a deep sense of meaning and fulfillment. Identify what truly matters to you and align your commitments with your authentic self, your passions and your values. Visualize your purpose in your mind’s eye, everyday. Even let your imagination come into play.

2. Set Meaningful Goals This is such an important step to help you reach milestones! Break down your aspirations into specific, achievable goals. Ensure that these goals are realistic and aligned with your values and purpose. By setting clear goals and objectives, you create a roadmap that will more easily guide your consistent efforts and fuel your commitment.

3. Establish Daily Ritual This one is key! Daily rituals, or routines, reinforce your commitment, lay the foundation for progress, and over time, help to make your efforts more effortless. Whether it's dedicating a specific time each day to work on your passion or practicing a skill regularly, these rituals and action steps can take you consistently towards your goals.

4. Welcome Accountability This step always helps me! Find an accountability partner or join a supportive community that shares your interests or goals. Surround yourself with individuals who uplift and encourage you and help you commit. By sharing your commitments with others, you create a sense of responsibility that strongly helps you maintain consistency and commitment.

5. Celebrate Milestones This step I wish I had done more when I was younger! It took me years to learn that this step reinforces positive habits. Acknowledge and celebrate your progress along the way. Every small step counts, and by acknowledging your achievements, you reinforce the positive habits and reinforce your commitment.

6. Embrace Resilience This step helped me release the need for control and to simply allow! Understand that setbacks and challenges are part of the journey. Cultivate patience and learn from your failures. Rather than seeing obstacles as roadblocks, view them as opportunities for growth. Find the courage to persevere, adapt, and, if need be, search for alternative paths to your goals.

7. Practice Self-Compassion This step has been the most easy for me to overlook! Be kind to yourself throughout the process. Recognize that consistency and commitment require dedication, and it's natural to have off days. Treat yourself with understanding and compassion when you stumble or face obstacles. Remember, it's about progress, not perfection.

By nourishing consistency and commitment in your own life, you create a fertile ground for personal growth and fulfillment. Embrace the journey with open arms, knowing that each step you take, no matter how small, brings you closer to realizing your aspirations.

Now, dear readers, I invite you to take a moment for reflection. How can you incorporate more consistency and commitment into your own life? What steps will you take to nurture these qualities and align them with your purpose and goals? I would love to hear your insights, experiences, and any strategies you have found helpful in fostering consistency and commitment. Feel free to share your thoughts and reflections with us, as they will only help.

With heartfelt wishes for your continued growth,

Roxanne Gould

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