I read this question being asked of someone this week – ‘Are you committed or interested?’, and the person replied, ‘well, I don’t know, so I guess that means I’m only highly interested.
“Correct!” was the response, “Because if you’re actually committed to something – anything – then nothing, I mean nothing, will get in your way. Is that true?”
If we look at our lives and the things we have accomplished, we will see that a lot of them came into being only because of our commitment to them.
You probably have a lot of things that you want, desire, are interested in or would like to have, but how many of those things are you committed to starting, following through no matter what, and achieving. It’s easy in a lot of areas of our lives to do the minimum required and just get by. That’s fine if you are happy with the results.
If not, you may need to look at what your commitments truly are and where you are willing to put every bit of effort you have. How often have we bought the books, signed up for the classes, and made the decision that from now on we will move into a new direction with some aspect of our lives.
Then when we don’t follow through we can feel that we have let ourselves down, and blame ourselves for failing over and over again. We are not failures and no blame should be assigned. The only problem was that we were never truly committed to those changes in the beginning, only interested enough in them to take a look.
Being committed doesn’t mean that you will never have a bad day, and want to quit and run away. Being committed means you will always pick yourself up and start over again.
Being committed to something means you won’t give up – ever.