5. Commitment

“Commitment is an act, not a word.” – Jean-Paul Sartre

I am so blessed to live an extremely full life today.  I love having a couple weekly commitments planned out in broad strokes. Although, from time to time I would rather do anything in the world but my commitments, but I show up and keep my word. A majority of the time I am graced with new perspective, joy and certainly a sense of accomplishment for the simple fact of showing up for life.

I truly believe that my father instilled in me a great work ethic and the importance of making commitments to be a part of other peoples lives.  As I look back on my childhood I know my father had an incredibly busy life; he owned his own business, started other ventures, held civic duties and above all was a very present parent. After a full day of laying bricks he would be exhausted and have paperwork to do but he never missed a chance to be somewhere for myself or my brother.  He coached every sport we played, even the ones he knew nothing about and I was only recently able to recognize how impressive that was to me.

I know in my life today I want to be trusted so I do what I say, and incredibly people can count on me.  I believe the more I practice this, as in most other things, the better I get.  So I will keep putting myself out there and I will keep showing up .

Affirmation: Today I will do what I say and say what I do.

Call to Action: How are you with commitments?  Are you willing to commit to be better at committing? What is one area of your life that this new perspective could benefit you? hmmm?

One thought on “5. Commitment

  1. My commitment for this week is to let everyone know I care for them and show it with action. We never know how much time we have so committ to telling others how much you care today

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