Commitment. The dreaded “C” word! Reluctant to make a commitment? Not surprising, as there is a fundamental drive that makes you want to please those you have committed to … and we never like to break our commitments. Experience has taught us that it often becomes unpleasant when we fail to keep our commitments. We have touched on this issue before, but I want to expand on it.
So warriors, when is it okay to fail in keeping your commitments? Please list the circumstances here:
(If you need more space, then please use the reverse side.)
You didn’t fall for that one did you? It is, of course, never okay! This is a fundamental tenet of the warrior’s creed. You believe that every commitment is a blood oath! Unbreakable and binding! Do you feel that way? If not, look inside and examine your motives. Perhaps you are not a warrior after all.
Warriors are reluctant to make commitments without a full understanding of the obligation(s) being undertaken. This could be a lifelong quest or just a simple agreement to meet at a certain date and time. They need to know which it is. Either way, this commitment is written in stone and not subject to change by the warrior. Do you feel this way? Do you believe this way? Do you act this way?
Well, the truth is in your actions, for it is written: “It is by their actions that they will be judged.” And so it is. What is your reputation? How are you known? Are you a keeper of your commitments? Can you be counted on to deliver or are you known for the opposite?
You are warriors. It is untenable of you to have any but the most sterling of reputations. It is not too late to fix this. It is not too late to change. It is not too late to become a true warrior! You can become all that you can be (if you follow these teachings) and succeed beyond your wildest imaginings.
Warriors, you will stem the tide, you will achieve mighty results, for with only the faith of a mustard seed, one can move mountains. So it has been written.