Commitment

I was reading the other morning, most likely half-awake, when I came across these words.  I was definitely awake after I read them:

“Nothing shapes your life more than the commitments you choose to make.  Your commitments can develop you or they can destroy you, but either way, they will define you.  Tell me what you’re committed to, and I’ll tell you what you’ll be in twenty years.  Many are afraid to commit to anything and just drift through life.  Others make half-hearted commitments to competing values, which leads to frustration and mediocrity.”    Rick Warren

In light of these words, and in an effort to constantly evaluate and focus our lives:

  • Are your commitments developing you, or destroying you?
  • Have you made any half-hearted commitments?  How’s that working for you?  
  • Where do you need to commit, even if it’s painful? 
  • What commitments do you need to step away from for the long-term benefit of your organization, your family, and/or yourself?
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1 Response to “Commitment”


  1. 1 Casey October 14, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    Love these thoughts and questions. This truly is an example of where less is more. The less commitments you have, the more you will give to them. The trick is choosing the best commitments. For some reason, we often have a hard time with this part.


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