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What prevents people from being committed? At times, people do not fully commit because they are looking for the next thing, the next step, the next job, or relationship. The problem with this mindset is that it does not allow for you to become fully engaged where you are at. Leaving your options open is not necessarily a bad thing or a wrong action. However, it can be if it interferes with you being able to give your best at the moment. Being only halfway committed to something is not commitment at all. It is usually not fair to whatever you are doing at the moment. When I got married, I fully committed to my wife and family. I was going to give my best. Because of our commitment, no matter how well or how badly things went, I was willing to work through the issues. Today people are too flighty; they are in one day and out the next. This kind of attitude will not get you very far. You will end up being moved by every circumstance that arises. You will gain the attitude of “when things are good, I am happy; when it’s bad or tough, I want to quit”. If we are not careful, we will develop the habit of quitting. No matter what your hand finds to do, commit to doing and giving your best. Let’s learn not to be moved by every circumstance that comes along. Commitment is not a bad thing; it is a great thing. It keeps you focused and allows you to pay attention. It will help create a pattern of success in your life.
Just a Thought,
Published on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 @ 9:50 AM MDT
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