If someone came up to you and asked if your were "committed" is that a good thing?
If you're headed to the asylum, maybe not so. In Real Estate work, other endeavors, in our family, with our friends, with our goals, commitment is actually a VERY good thing.
With the asylum, your new home might just be a padded cell.
With commitment I harken back to an old story about the bacon and eggs you may have on your breakfast plate on Sunday morning after church.
Now think of those two tasty foods. One comes from a chicken (the eggs) the other from a pig (the bacon).
You might say as far as commitment level the chicken showed interest. Now the pig. The pig is the special one. There was commitment!!
So if anyone ever calls you a pig in your life keep that story in the back of your mind and smile and say thank you very much.
Commitment takes hard work. Some things in life are just that way. There are many things we can be committed to and they may change in the various phases of our life. Parents, children, husband or wife or significant other, friends, family, goals, work, fitness, God, or even a hobby.
People like committed people. You are a person of your word. Your actions go with your words. A committed person is a person of good character. If I were hiring someone to work for me I would want someone who is committed to me. If I want a best friend in my life I want them committed to me. If I were to be a best friend to someone I would commit to them my all. Committed people have unwavering dedication to family, friends, work, God, or a goal. Their head and heart are on the same page. They stay focused on what they are dedicated to.
A music fan came up to the famous pianist Van Cliburn after a magnificent concert once and said, "I would give my life to be able to play piano like that." Van Cliburn replied, "I DID."
Abraham Lincoln said this about commitment: "Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality....It is making time when there is none. Coming through time after time after time....the power to change the face of things."
If you want to be a difference maker in life, be a person of commitment. Single handedly you will change the world.