Commitment Skills

What is Commitment?

Let’s take a moment and look at the state of commitment in relation to Marriage.  When a proposal is made in an engagement the agreement is to be committed to Marry the person you propose to.  However, if we look at the traditional wedding vows, under the “repeat after me”, the majority of couples miss the “for better or worse” and the “unto death do us part”.  What happened to commitment?  This is an agreement with a non-return policy attached. “To death do us part” is just that.

According the the dictionary, commitment is as follows:


noun \kə-ˈmit-mənt\

Definition of COMMITMENT
a : an act of committing to a charge or trust: as (1) : a consignment to a penal or mental institution (2) : an act of referring a matter to a legislative committee

b : mittimus

a : an agreement or pledge to do something in the future; especially : an engagement to assume a financial obligation at a future date

b : something pledged

c : the state or an instance of being obligated or emotionally impelled <a commitment to a cause>
When a commitment is made, there is usually a stipulation attached to it for a time frame, an agreed compensation, or something of the matter. Let’s just say, you accepted a “job”.   Upon accepting the position in which you will receive a financial compensation for your commitment,you are required to complete the required tasks agreed upon. Yet if you or the employer find the commitment is not “working out”, there will be a loss during or after the commitment is broken.  Or let us look at the commitment you made to employer for a period of time. Usually, this is considered contract employee work.  If this is the case, your time frame is spelled out in the contract and you will receive compensation upon the completion of the task.
Take a moment and go back to the commitment (covenant or agreement which you made upon the acceptance or proposal of marriage).  What did you agree to?  What did you commit to or create a covenant?  Did you look at the stipulations or the contract in which you spoke?  Most marriages do not review the actual agreement you readily accept it as long as “things” are good in the Relationship.  Let the turn sour and watch out for the Divorce Lawyer because they are usually right around the corner.
To make a commitment is a thing of integrity.  Integrity is: “the quality or state of being complete or undivided”.