What a great habit to practice as we celebrate George Washington’s birthday and Valentine’s Day. These were men who dedicated their lives to community and family. Commitment to the highest virtues and values in life eliminates lesser, sometimes unworthy, desires. The most important things in our lives are those that we’ve made commitments to: family, friends, ideas, the place we live, careers, and hobbies. One of the best things about making a commitment is that it provides direction in a world that confuses us with a multitude of choices. Saying no to the multitude and yes to the valuable creates peace of mind, clear direction, and fosters success. Floundering about without commitments is a confusing and confounding way to live. Practicing commitment in childhood years leads children to healthier and more successful lives sooner than later.
Com·mit·ment: kəˈmitmənt/ noun: the state or quality of being dedicated to a cause, activity, etc.
synonyms: dedication, devotion, allegiance, loyalty, faithfulness, fidelity
Practicing the Habit of the Week
- Heart – play with a sibling instead of a friend.
- Mind – choose a good book instead of a video game.
- Body – eat a healthier snack at recess or lunch.
- Soul – practice a faith commitment.
“The only limit to your impact is your imagination and commitment.” -Tony Robbins
“Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality.” – Unknown
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