As Christians seeking to mature in our walk with Christ, most of us occasionally go through the exercise of making a resolution. Something short, perhaps, of the OT Jew's vow before God, but for us as Christians, we usually make this resolution in the context of Christian growth. We grow in our walk to the place where we realize this new goal is important, worth while, and right. So, we resolve to commit to this new objective.
A while back I came across this expression by Max Lucado of the Fruit of the Spirit, Galatians 5:22-23. I created this graphic to print and post where it would keep the commitment in the front of my thinking. Feel free to click on it to get the large version then save it and do the same for yourself!