Why do we fear backing out of commitments?

Have you ever made a commitment to do something then changed your mind at the last minute because that’s what’s best for you? I don’t mean flaking on the friend you see 3 times a week for coffee. When it’s a big commitment, it’s hard to do the right thing and put yourself first. Most people will suffer through it out of fear for consequences or because of peer pressure.Β  I know I have.

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