Insight on Commitment

This morning I read an inspirational message from “Daily Insights” by Zig Ziglar and Dr. Ike Reighard.

Love doesn’t happen because we use flowery words or express good intentions.
It becomes real in our difficult choices every day.”

What a powerful thought!  Love requires commitment, which is fulfilled by the big and small choices we make every moment of every day.  What a powerful reminder!

We could easily take the word “love” and replace it with others that are equally dependent on commitment.  Read the quotation several times, each time replacing “love” with one of the following:  friendship, relationship, growth, happiness, honesty, integrity, respect, success, faith, teaching, helping, world-class service, implementation, and victory.

Which one struck a chord within you?

Human Comparison

People will compare you with others.  However, when it comes to performance, the only comparison that matters to you is “you versus your potential.”  When you do so, you are assessing how committed you are to your God-given purpose and how grateful you are for your God-given talents.  Regardless of who is involved, a “you versus someone else” comparison is irrelevant, unproductive and potentially harmful.

“The greatest barrier to someone achieving their potential
is their denial of it.”
— Simon Travaglia

“There is so much potential out there in young people
and they aren’t getting the right information
or being encouraged in the right ways.
This is our duty as a society.”
— Benjamin Carson