COMMITTED TO THE CAUSE
We hear the word “commitment” tossed about in all sorts of
ways these days. But what exactly does the word mean
these days? Additionally, how good are people nowadays at
honoring the commitments they make to others?
Throughout our lives we will enter into all sorts of
commitments. These commitments literally run the gamut,
from those very formal in nature to the more casual
varieties. It is unfortunate that when some people give
their word to someone else, their commitment to keeping
their word means little or nothing to them and even less to
those it was given.
In the hustle and bustle of today’s fast paced society,
many people have sadly forsaken their good name and
reputation in their relentless pursuit of the almighty
dollar. Lying, cheating and stealing are accepted by some
as “part of the game” these days. These people do not have
a clue what the word commitment means. Then there are
other folks who tend to loosely commit to things, leaving
the door wide open for them to back out should things not
work out as hoped. They’re willing to give it a try but you
shouldn’t hold it against them when they quit or give up,
which they invariably do. Good grief.
These “conditional commitments” are worthless and, in
reality, are not commitments at all. Nobody can count on
these people to do anything they say they will do, not even
Not surprisingly, the real winners take a totally different
approach. Whenever a winner commits to doing something,
you can take his or her pledge to the bank. A winner’s word
is literally his or her bond. Since winners are committed to
excellence in their every day action, they back up their
commitments with resolute determination and decisive
action. No backing down, no backing up. A winner would
never compromise his or her integrity no matter the
situation or circumstance, since his or her good name and
reputation are precious possessions and are worth more
than all the money in the world.
Winners are known for keeping their word and, even more
importantly, keeping their word good . Whenever you
receive a commitment from a winner, that’s as good as it
gets. It is very reassuring to know, I mean really know,
that you can count on the winner to do whatever he or she
promised to do.
What about you? Can people count on you to do what you
say you will do, when you say you will do it? Is your word as
good as it gets; in fact, as good as gold?
It is very important that you stand behind the
commitments you make. Remember that whenever and
wherever you make a commitment, you have solemnly given
your word that you will “get the job done” no matter
what. There will be no excuses offered, no quitting
accepted and no compromising contemplated. You just go
out and do what you said you will do and you do it right
You want to be known for keeping your word, your
commitments and your promises, don’t you?