‘The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.’ Vince Lombardi
When you take on a commitment you need to do it properly. Taking on things that you are not doing to do properly is pointless, and only ensures that your chances of doing things properly are diminished as well. It is better to do a few things well than a lot of things badly.
Be careful when taking on a new commitment
Whenever you take on a new commitment you must carefully consider the effect it is going to have on your existing commitments. We are already filling twenty-four hours a day with something. Whenever we take on something new, something else is going to have to give up some of the time that we are currently spending on it. That’s fine if the something else consists of sitting around aimlessly watching television. It’s also fine if time is being released by another project that is coming to an end. It’s not so fine if we are already having trouble fitting everything in.
Whenever you draw up a list of your commitments, it is essentially saying ‘this is what I am going to confine myself to.’ Commitments don’t just spell out what we are committed to. They also imply that we are not going to get involved with anything else that would take us away from that commitment.
What are your thoughts?
How do you make sure you honour your commitments? If you use specific strategies that work well for you, it would be great if you could share them in the comments section.
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