Word of the Week: Commitment
by Branden Barlow, GMC Prep Cadet
Throughout life people may come face to face with obstacles that they feel like are too challenging. Commitment is a useful tool for anyone trying to finish a task that they have been wanting to get done. Everybody has at least one thing in their life that they would like to achieve. The definition of the word commitment is “the state or quality of being dedicated to a cause, activity, etc.” Having this value in life can affect the way a person finishes their goal. Some people may give up and not have a sense of commitment, but people who are committed to their cause can finish it in a quick, and successful way.
In my opinion, commitment is a value used everyday by almost all people who are doing their job. We see this in teachers, who are committed to teaching kids the right information and giving them a satisfactory education. Many pro athletes were committed in training to get to where they are today. They did not just wake up and get drafted to one of the best teams in the nation. They had to train, compete, and win whatever game they were playing to move on to the next one. By being committed to their sport athletes are able to go and play professionally. Herschel Walker once said, “If you dedicate yourself to something, you can achieve it. It’s simple, but it’s true, and your age is just an excuse.” I feel like all athletes play by this rule and try to get better throughout the season and in the off season. I especially think this is an important quote because I play golf and am always looking for ways to get better. Since I began playing golf in tenth grade, I have committed most of my time to get better. I have gone after school every day to work on different techniques to improve my score in golf matches. Another example of being committed is in school. Most students have to be committed to studying and making good grades in order to feel satisfied. Those kids are the kids who have a plan that they try to follow in order to go to the college of their choice and pursue the career they wish.
In conclusion, commitment is one of those values that will always be around. If you wish to get something done but feel like it is impossible, you need a strong committed work ethic that is needed to finish that task. Wherever a person may be, they will have to use this value as a way to pursue what you wish to accomplish.