But Choose Your Commitments Wisely While it’s important that you commit to an action and a goal, it’s also important that you don’t over-commit and set yourself up to fail. Follow through with your mission and your promises, and only commit to goals you can actually achieve. Don’t spread yourself too thin or say yes to everything. Remember you are only one person and your time is valuable. Prioritize what really matters to you, commit to those goals with all your effort and being, and then get to work.