When you finally come to grips with the idea that much of Western (or modern, capitalist/consumerist) society exists within a low-level mental cloud of illusory belief systems, you will realize that there is a lot that you need to unlearn, in an effort to reframe your world as you know it.
To me, commitment is the choice to walk the walk; the decision to own the talk. Conviction, then, is the development of an unshakable belief in the walk, while forging (or tapping into) a deeper resilience along the way.
Yes, if you keep doing what you are doing, because you believe what you believe, things will occasionally change, a little, but mostly, they’ll remain the same.
It’ll keep coming at you — regardless of the script you follow, the identity you cling to, or choosing to blame the world or anyone in it.
If we can accept that our individuated experiences in life exist from and through a bubble within the greater shared reality, we can appreciate ideas such as the Law of Focus, or the Law of Attraction, and actively reset or realign our established perspectives and perceptions.