Commitment means staying loyal to what you said you were going to do long after the mood you said it in has left you.
We all have said we were going to do something when we are in an excited mood and after the excitement leaves we no longer wish to do what we said we were going to do. It’s very common in our society today. It partially comes from a lack of self discipline and partially it is no longer realistic for us to be commitment to it.
I won’t get into the second reason as most of the time we don’t have control over it. But the lack of self discipline for not finishing your commitment and loyalty is another challenge we must overcome.
Commitment is a practice of self discipline. It is something that we have to continue to work on every day. We need to remind ourselves why we are doing what we are doing. Remind ourselves what got us excited about what we are doing. Remind ourselves the benefits of staying committed. Reward ourselves with something if we see through what we said we were committed to.
It’s going to be a lot of hard work but it is worth it. Don’t look back later on in life and regret all the things we never finished because the lack of discipline and commitment.
Master Jonathan Field