Commitment

... an often-used word (or should I say, loosely-used), but seldom practiced. 

After all, you can never test yours until the moment actually comes for you to commit. 

It's easy to say you are committed when you are starting. But, when you are finally disillusioned, that's when you can really (and finally) prove you're committed. 

It's when you're living in Quezon City and you still have to go to Makati to attend your church's service. That's commitment. 

It's when you don't feel like it, but you stick with the writing process. That's commitment. Writing's only fun when you feel like it. Most of the time (usually at the middle of a long post), the fun fades away. Only commitment to the writing process will get you through. 

Enough about the things that are testing my commitment. 

It's when you're finally disillusioned with your job, but you still remain and do your work excellently. That's commitment. There's no such thing as a perfect job. What matters more is how you show up at work. Will you show up excellent and committed?

It's when the infatuation finally fades, but you still stick with your partner until the end. That's commitment. Love, the feeling, fades. Real love, the unconditional one, requires commitment (and a lot of patience). 

It's when you decide to finally be healthy and all the unhealthy food are in front of you, but you still pass on them. That's commitment. 

It's when you decided to finally exercise and your time doesn't allow you, but you still manage to squeeze in exercise. That's commitment. 

It’s when nothing seems to be working, but you still keep at it. That’s commitment. Who knows? Your overnight success may come after 365, 1,000, 2,000, or even 3,000 days? Keep at it.

There are a lot of things you commit to doing. What are they? But, when the real test of commitment comes, will you stay committed or will you take the easy way out and call it quits? It’s not easy to stay committed. But, it's worth it.

 

P.S. The real test of commitment comes when you don’t even think of the word commitment. It’s when the first word that comes to your mind is quitting.