Children learn to manage their diabetes, including severe restrictions on diet and requirements for regular exercise. Teenagers learn to manage serious life threatening allergies and the accompanying diet and lifestyle restrictions. And you can learn to manage your; alcohol and drug restrictions, exercise, diet, sleep, and the lifestyle changes required to improve your health and achieve your goals.
Commitment, as you read in earlier chapters, is a responsibility, something that takes up time, energy. It is an obligation. Commitment is always previously planned. Research shows that people who make a public commitment are much more likely to succeed and to persevere than those who don’t make a public commitment. When we are ready to start a new and major phase in our lives; we share our plans and our commitment to succeed. It requires commitment on your part to learn and practice the skills and behaviors you need to succeed in improving your health and your life.