Maybe you have played sports at some point in your life. If you did, you remember coaches that had an impact on your life. For people that coach sports like I do, we see sports as a part of life where you can learn valuable lessons. Commitment is an aspect of life I want to teach to my players. I encourage my players to always do their best on the field, in the classroom, and in other aspects of life. Commitment is important because it makes you more dependable, trustworthy, and responsible. And we all like to be with/work with someone we can trust and rely on. So when you make commitments and keep them, people will respect and trust you more.
I have learned that commitment will be what keeps you focused on your goals during the good and bad times. It will allow you to weather the storms ahead. There is a caveat that people do forget about when it comes to commitment: what it takes.
There are two factors that contribute to commitment: ability and importance.
What is your “why” in investing time and energy into achieving a specific goal? How confident are you in your ability to achieve your goal? Taking time to have these questions answered will be the foundation of commitment.
We are well into 2023. I pray that you have in place the goals you want to achieve and remain committed to achieving them.