In honour of Madiba and Madiba Day I would like to talk about commitment.
A commitment is a relationship.
[ kuh-mit-muh nt ]
- 1. the act of committing.
2. the state of being committed.
3. the act of committing, pledging, or engaging oneself.
4. a pledge or promise; obligation: We have made a commitment to pay our bills on time.
5. engagement; involvement: They have a sincere commitment to religion.
Madiba made a huge commitment to us and our country and inspired change. Not only did he inspire change he inspired many people world wide to take steps to make changes in their communities.
When you make a commitment, it should take some serious thought. Its a huge responsibility to make a commitment.
A commitment is a pledge; a promise to fulfil what you set out to do.
In my eyes commitments are allowed to evolve, I mean really, who wants to be stuck in the past – in a rut? Tweak your commitments so that they suit your lifestyle, allow them to grow with the times – progress with technology, modernise.
NEVER GIVE UP!
Let your inner strength allow you over ride obstacles, laugh, cry, be elated with your achievements. Its all a wonderful part of life. A part of your learning.
Talk about your ups and downs and help others to achieve their happiness.
Each of us, no matter what our age, size, colour, disability, financial stature or experiences can make a difference in our communities.
If there is one thing you take from Madiba, decide to make a difference, no matter how big or small. Pay it forward, and remember, your contribution may only seem like a drop in the ocean; but when you add your drop to another drop and those two to another the ripples from those drops grows and a big difference is made.
So for those of you committing to give 67 minutes of your time, why not commit to give a little every month, once a week or even every day.
Do your bit in making something good – something great!