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The will to win is not nearly as important as the will to prepare to win.
-- Bobby Knight
 

 

Friday, October 16, 1998

Commitment is...

Commitment is trust. We must trust and be trusted, or there is no true commitment.

Commitment is action. It goes far beyond words or good intentions. We must act to fulfill our commitments. Commitment is more than a promise. It is a promise fulfilled. Commitment is attention. We must continually attend to our commitments, or they soon lose their value.

Commitment is persistent. It does not wither at the first sign of trouble. In fact, it grows stronger with every challenge. Commitment is faith, and commitment is faithful. Commitment is truth. Commitment is caring. Commitment is responsible. Commitment is intentional. Commitment is capable.

Commitment is power. When you are committed, things get done. Relationships blossom. Magnificent achievements happen. Commitment turns intentions into reality.

Commitment is worth it. At times it is painful. It demands effort and sacrifice. It is inconvenient and uncomfortable. Yet it will bring out the best in you, and will take you to places where otherwise you would never go. Consider carefully before committing yourself. Then once you’ve made the commitment, give it everything you have. There is incredible joy to be found in your well placed and tended commitments.

— Ralph Marston

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