“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?