The Importance of a Commitment

I have written before about the importance of a commitment. A commitment is many things, but I like to think of it as a promise to oneself. When we make a promise to ourselves, we should be serious about it, and do all within our power to keep it. Today I came face-to-face with the (sometimes) burden of a commitment.

Since I began this blog in January 2015, I made a commitment to myself to post once a week. I think I have only missed doing so once or twice in all of those years. I write and the blog is posted on different days of the week. At times it has been hard to find/make the time to write, until I remembered the commitment. Then I sat down and wrote. No one else would likely even notice if I missed posting this blog occasionally. But I would notice; I would know. And a promise to oneself is too important to fail to take seriously.

So today, when Gina, my very talented assistant, checked in about this week’s blog, prior to getting away for a few days of R&R, I had to admit that it was not written. And I was in no mood to write it today. So, I thought I would skip this week. Then the fact of the commitment came to mind. So I sat down and wrote. I decided to write about the importance of a commitment.

This is going to be one of my shortest, if not the shortest, blog I have written. Because I am not in the mood to write. But I have a commitment to myself to write a blog and post once a week. And just because I do not feel like writing does not change my commitment.

Are there commitments that you have let slide?

About Patti Fralix

Patti Fralix inspires positive change in work, life, and family through Speaking, Consulting, and Coaching in three specialty areas: Leadership, Managing Differences, and Customer Service. Her leadership firm, The Fralix Group, Inc., has been helping clients achieve practical and tangible results for twenty-two years.
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