Monday, April 18, 2011


Been thinking a lot about commitment lately.  

I've committed myself to many things - serving on the board of my society, exercising, and lately, making art.

For me it was the commitment part that was my stumbling block.  

After work sometimes it was the last thing I wanted to do, but for the past couple of weeks I've made a commitment to work on a kit that I bought years ago.  

It felt good to work towards completion - I'm not quite there yet - the instructions left something to be desired, so I will rip out a good deal of it and begin again.  At least I am not disheartened.  It is my current Mount Everest and I will make it to the peak.  

Nearly time for the tulips to bloom.
I think that I may put it away and work on something else for a little while, but for the time being, I have made the commitment to do something creative everyday.  After all, sometimes it is the journey and not the destination.  I just made a side trip, that's all.

Two quotes for today - 

The first is from anonymous:  There's a difference between interest and commitment.  When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstances permit.  When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.

The second is from: Peter Drucker:  Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans.

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