Depending on where you find yourself in your life, commitment is a word that either brings you fear or brings you solace. Somehow over time, commitment has become this half good/half bad word that restricts our lives, while giving us a little something in return.
According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a commitment is a promise to do or give something; a promise to be loyal to someone or something; the attitude of someone who works very hard to do or support something. There’s nothing restrictive about it, nothing that stops us from enjoying life to the fullest. The way in works, though, is that the moment we make a commitment to something or someone, we are always excited about it, we look forward to the potential, to everything we have to gain, and every way in which our lives will be better by committing to something. Our emotions will always waiver and change, they will go from full excitement to full abandonment, we will ride the wave and we will crawl on the bottom of the ocean. Sometimes, we won’t even give the commitment a second thought because it feels so natural, so much part of our heart and other times, the commitment is all we have to keep us moving forward.
When we commit to something, we put all our energy into that promise regardless of whether our feelings keep us grounded or make us want to run for the hills. If you take a minute to look at your life, what are the things you’ve committed to in the past and how did you hold on to that commitment. Did you give up the second your emotions got in the way or did you remember that your commitment is bigger than the circumstances and the emotions around you? And if you’ve let your commitment waiver depending on your momentary feelings, isn’t it time you recommit to the things and the people that really matter to you?
Committing to something is doing it even when you don’t feel like it just because you said you would or just because that person is worth it.
Remember the true value of commitment is to keep you grounded in the things that really matter to you!