The just concluded Presidential elections in the US had me actively glued to the TV and on the electrol college votes maps twice a day for a couple to weeks prior to the elections. That is commitment. I also realised that my commitment to writing had eroded me so here I return.
The most important single factor in individual success is commitment. Commitment ignites action. To commit is to pledge yourself to a certain purpose or line of conduct. eg. commitment to school, paying bills on time, friendships, marriage, religion, cause and we could go on and on. It means practising your beliefs consistently. Two conditions go alongside commitment: 1. a set of beliefs 2. persistence with a purpose.
The saying "stand for something or you will fall for anything" is a fundamental for commitment. Demonstrating commitment is hard work. It requires determination and persistence. It requires supporting and improving. Commitment stands the test of time.
Commitment is proven during tough times. "A captain earns is reputation during the storms". When the finances are low, when competition scores big against you, when the glamour of success wears off, it is easy to compromise your commitment.
Lets stay commited to causes we believe in no matter what!