Are you passionately committed to something?
Some of us do commit ourselves to something and stick with that commitment. Maybe we have made a commitment to a relationship or a community project, maybe we’ve made a commitment to our church or school, or any number of others things we may commit ourselves to. But, what does being committed to something mean to you? Some people commit themselves to doing something and they have good intentions of sticking with it but after a while their energetic attempt at reaching their goal fizzles and fades away.
Dieting , quitting smoking, stopping alcohol consumption, etc. are some of the well publicized types of commitments that have a high rate of failure. Why? Is it because we aren’t strong enough or willing enough to put forth the effort it takes? Or maybe we just aren’t serious enough.
Sometimes we set ourselves up for failure without realizing that’s what we are doing. Maybe we need to take baby steps when committing ourselves to a cause, project or a change in our lifestyle. Being totally and completely committed to someone or something takes real EFFORT. Maybe you, the student, have decided to commit yourself to making good grades at school. That’s a great decision, but it will take hard work and dedication to achieve your goal. Sometimes we give up on things we try to commit ourselves to because things start getting tough and we get scared of failing so we opt to quit instead.
Think twice before giving up. Things may get tough here and there along the way, but keep on trying. If you’ve committed yourself to do volunteer work at your local hospital, church or school, and it becomes overwhelming, instead of giving up just cut back a little bit to ease your load. I think we all need to have something to be committed to to give our life purpose and meaning. Staying true to a commitment doesn’t necessarily always come easy, but your hard work and effort will be worth it in the end. We always feel better about ourselves when we go the extra mile to reach our goal.
What are you committed to? I’d love to hear your story!
My tip this week: stay committed to something that give you fulfillment in your life!
Romeo, the little black dog