“The difference between ‘involvement’ and ‘commitment’ is like an eggs and ham breakfast; the chicken was involved – the pig was committed.”
Learning how to commit is not simply about making commitments, it’s about keeping them when the going gets tough. Everything you ever achieve in life comes from your commitment; your marriage, your children, your job, your education and your prized possessions. Every commitment you make deserves your complete dedication, not a half hearted attempt. If you believe in something you put in the hard yards to make it work. All too often people walk away from their commitments without trying to make them work. Marriages and relationships with children will break down if you aren’t prepared to put in the effort.
You buy a dog and you make a commitment for life; nothing makes me angrier than someone who decides it’s all too hard and takes the dog to the RSPCA or even worse abandons them by the roadside. When you decide to have children it’s a serious commitment that means you will have to make compromises in your life. You should never have them because it’s the expected thing to do. I was totally committed to bringing up our kids and having them involved in everything we did and everywhere we went. The second I gave birth we became a family, and this Mumma bear always put her kids first. We have never regretted it for a minute. I married my husband for better or worse, and 33 years later we are enjoying the ‘better’, but there has definitely been some ‘worse’.
Even if you make a purchase on eBay, the last step is to hit the “commit to buy” button. It is your final chance to change your mind and not make the purchase, hit that button and you are buying it baby!
My latest commitment is to the daily post. I am determined to post every day and thus far I’ve managed, even with some killer words!
“Commit yourself to lifelong learning. The most valuable asset you will ever have is your mind and what you put into it.”