With football just around the corner, thoughts are never far from the essence of commitment. Seasons hang in its balance.
“In order to ‘hold fast’ to something, one must allow oneself to be held to something. That commitment may be one of the hardest things to practice in a world of so much choice.” Sheena Iyengar
This is an insight that gets to the true crux of the matter. Pointing out what may be overlooked when it comes to understanding commitment’s true nature.
Somewhere along the way, we may have misconstrued the relationship with it.
Mistakenly viewing commitment in terms of a simple, two-dimensional investment.
Like “sticking to a plan”.
“Holding fast to principle”.
“Pursuing a goal”.
Or “following your dream”.
Engaging in an attachment that is apparent only at the surface
You connected to it.
And yet, as worthy an endeavor that commitment is meant to be, very little – if any – attention is focused on this aspect of its essential character.
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