If you perform a web search for a definition of commitment, you usually end up with something like this:
“Something pledged, especially an engagement by contract involving financial obligation.”
Sure enough, this definition is accurate, but it does very little to deepen our understanding of how powerful commitment can be on a personal level. When it comes to personal growth, the following definitions are a little more relevant and a lot closer to the true meaning of commitment:
“The state of being bound emotionally or intellectually to a course of action or to another person or persons.”
“A trait of sincere and steadfast fixity of purpose.”
These definitions start to really hone in on how commitment is essential to unleashing your true potential.
As I mentioned in this article on commitment, it is not possible to attain success in life, or to realize your goals, without understanding the importance of commitment. Commitment is more than just a mental exercise, it is a personal quality, a “trait of sincere and steadfast fixity of purpose.” When combined with a clear declaration of intention, commitments help bring about a sense of meaningful purpose in your life.
This is just another reason why meditation is so important. It helps you focus more entirely on achieving the commitments you make to yourself or to others. People who are clear about their intentions in life, who then commit to those intentions, and then take time out to meditate and focus on their purpose, are often extraordinary achievers.
Intention brings your purpose into view.
Commitment unleashes enthusiasm and drive.
Meditation provides focus, inspiration, clarity.
The combined result of these qualities is more sincere effective action, and this therefore leads to more successful outcomes in life.
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