Over the weekend I had the opportunity to head up to Hartford, Connecticut for a friend’s wedding. Some of the highlights were passing by the WWE headquarters, seeing everyone again, and obviously the new journey that Mr. & Mrs. Carter are going to embark on. Congratulations Calvin and Khila! During the wedding, it had me thinking about commitment. I searched around for anything about commitment and I really appreciated this quote…”
Commitment is most difficult and most readily proven during tough times. How someone weathers the storms most clearly demonstrates their basic beliefs. In antiquity, Epicurus stated: “…a captain earns his reputation during the storms. When your competition scores big against you, when the money dries up, or when the glamour of success wears off, this is when it is easiest to compromise your commitments. The real test comes when you can hold the line against the easy route of compromise. Fortunately, paying the price that commitment commands has payoffs worth the cost – a reputation for integrity and, even more important, the commitment of others in return. Commitment is a two-way street. You only get it if you are willing to give it.”
Every athlete knows what it means to stay committed to something they love. It is the ones who stay committed to the task at hand and endure the trials and tribulations where they notice the results that required hard work, patience, and a commitment. Commitment is involved in our everyday life, our loved ones, and our job. How committed are we to these?
“If I am through learning, I am through.” – John Wooden
“A winner never stops trying.” – Tom Landry
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