What are you committed to? Married couples will say, I am committed to my wife or husband. Others would say to my career, or to my children, to my family and some to my church.
Commitment is such a big word. Not everyone realizes the depth of this word and the responsibilities that go with it.
In the day to day life, commitment is referred to as an event or a happening. Most of the time we would hear – “Oh, I can’t make it I have a prior commitment.” It is associated with an occurrence.
However, a leader goes beyond the superficial meaning of the word. Commitment for a leader includes the “heart.” It is not merely a task or responsibility but a passion. You simply not just talk, but you “walk the talk.” It entails getting your hands dirty in your quest to accomplish your goals.
True commitment is letting go of any obstacle that would come your way and do whatever it takes to pursue your goal. It is determination to the highest level. No feat is hard for a person who has a strong sense of commitment.
I was with a friend the other day and I was telling him how amazed I am with his energy, he does not seem to run out of strength to do all the things he has to do. He gave me a very simple answer – “I am committed to what I am doing because I want to see change.”
A committed leader is a role model. One who sets the bar for his team to follow. His commitment serves as a motivating factor to push his team and continuously strive for excellence. That is the essence of a leader.
In our time now, with the power of social media, it is hard to commit to something. A lot of outside forces can divert you from your commitment. However, if you stand firm on your commitment, nothing can stop you from pursuing it. Commitment passion and determination is the formula for success.
“Most people fail not because of a lack of desire but because of a lack of commitment.” Vince Lombardi