Goals vs. Commitments: Why you need both

Do you know the difference between goals and commitments? Both play an important role in creating a life that is both meaningful and purposeful.

 In this episode, we’ll explore the distinctions between them, and how they can work together to guide your efforts.


  1. Goals tend to be outcome-oriented and future-focused Commitments tend to be more process-oriented and present-focused.
  2. Ideally, your goals and commitments will be closely related; but they each serve different purposes.
  3. Commitments may influence the sort of goals that you set, and can also remind you why those goals are important to you.
  4. Goals are a way of translating your commitments into concrete actions and outcome