An extraordinary life…

You say that you want an extraordinary life. Why not? Who doesn’t? But what are you willing to do to get it? What old habits are you prepared to discard and what new habits are you prepared to build?

I came across a quote recently that really resonated with me and with what CommitTo3 is all about.

“An extraordinary life is all about daily, continuous improvements in the areas that matter.”
– Robin Sharma

The first step is to make the decision (once and for all) that you want to live an extraordinary life. It’s that easy…. and amazing as it sounds, most people never get past this first step. Many would prefer to sit in the mud… stuck, dirty, living unfulfilling lives. “As long as the mud is warm and comfortable… I’m all good.” You see, getting up, cleaning up and moving to a better life is simply too much work to bother.

Assuming that YOU no longer want to live in that place, it will take action. On what? How? When? These are all valid questions. And that is where the magic of this quote kicks in.

By improving daily on the areas that matter we will slowly, eventually arrive at our destination… an extraordinary life. It is all about small steps in the right direction…. each day.

Are you ready to get going? Do yourself a huge favor. Hit the “pause” button on life. Take a walk. Spend some time with your thoughts. Find a way to identify the things that are holding you back. Really get down into the bad habits and the self-limiting beliefs. Then, establish a plan to change them. Daily. Continuously.

Ask your friends to hold you accountable while you do it. Once you really get going, the magic of the universe kicks in. Trust me. I’ve seen it for myself.

And an update on the CommitTo3 project…
– CommitTo3 is now available as an Android app.
– Apple featured the iOS version on the front of the App Store!
– In two weeks, it was downloaded over 20,000 times.
– Momentum is building.

A Journey of a Thousand Miles begins with…

We all know the famous quote by Lao Tzu. It is all about that first “single step” forward.

Why then is it often so hard to take that first step? Is it a fear of going the wrong direction? Is it fear of failure? Is it a fear that everyone will be watching… your every step?

In late 2011, I was contacted by the organizers of TEDxAFC (America’s Finest City) and asked to speak at their upcoming conference. I accepted. Almost unknowingly, I took a “single step” and embarked on a journey. I had no idea what my topic would be. Not wanting to speak about my job, company or what I do for a living… I opted to challenge myself to find something more meaningful to present. I began searching for an “idea worth spreading.”

I’ve long been fascinated with entrepreneurship and successful people. I decided to research habits that made many successful people successful in the first place. What I found surprised me. Many of the answers seemed so basic, so simple. I immediately decided that I needed to experiment with the implementation of these practices in my own life. I had found my TEDx topic and CommitTo3 was born.

Long after my talk was over (July 2012) the team and I continued development on CommitTo3, as a side project. It took 2.5 years. We built it, and re-built it. To be fair, we probably did that a few times. In the end, we finally had something to share with the world. And just today we “officially” launched CommitTo3. The iPhone app was also launched today. The app has already been featured by Apple in their “Best New Apps” category. It feels to me like some very significant steps were taken today.

This blog will document the evolution of CommitTo3. I will attempt to be as transparent as possible, so that you can all embark on the journey with us. If you have a story of how CommitTo3 has impacted your life, please do share it with us. Inspiration is a powerful motivator. We’d love to hear about your successes, as well as failures.

Welcome to CommitTo3! We are very happy to see you here. May today be the first step for you towards a more successful life.

— Michel