Commitment Takes Courage

Maui cliff diver at sunset - Andre Gaulin ( by Andre Gaulin

“Have you ever committed yourself to something without realizing it would permanently alter the course of your life?” ~The Wishing Map

Thought for the Week

Planning is making a list of ‘Things to do at the Island.’ Commitment is burning the ship you sailed in on. It takes raw courage to commit to something or someone and stay committed. But it’s also the only way anything of any real value is ever accomplished. Because there is no accomplishment without commitment, and no commitment without courage. Courage is the air that commitment breaths.

“Commitment is healthiest when it is not without doubt, but in spite of doubt.”
~Rollo May

“There was a moment when I changed from an amateur to a professional. I assumed the burden of a profession, which is to write even when you don’t want to, don’t much like what you’re writing, and aren’t writing particularly well.”
~Agatha Christie

“There cannot be relationships unless there is commitment, unless there is loyalty, unless there is love, patience, persistence.”
~Cornel West

“(Marriage) demands the courage to move into all the risks of freedom, and the risk of love which is permanent; into that love which is not possession but participation.”
~Madeleine L’Engle

“If you had started doing anything two weeks ago, by today you would have been two weeks better at it.”
~John Mayer

“The trouble with deep belief is that it costs something. And there is something inside me, some selfish beast of a subtle thing that doesn’t like the truth at all because it carries responsibility.”
~Donald Miller

“The level of success you achieve will be in direct proportion to the depth of your commitment.”
~Roy T. Bennett

About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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19 Responses to Commitment Takes Courage

  1. Lokesh Sastya says:

    Thank you for sharing the post.
    Your quotes are inspiring.

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  2. Wisdom here. Shared on Twitter and LinkedIn

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  3. Interesting quotes, Mitch!
    The one from Agatha Christie makes me think of the times I wrote a post, because it was Friday and I had committed to posting every Friday, but I didn’t think what I wrote was particularly good. Then I get back comments that let me know God knew what HE was doing even if I didn’t. 😉

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  4. gpavants says:


    You get another amen! I love that the Lord’s words and promises are real tangiable. When He says take courage, grab it and let the words take root in our souls!

    Love it!


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  5. I didn’t know that John Mayer had a message for me, but there is it. Thanks for channeling him for me.

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  6. ecopoet says:

    commitment – a great quality ! thanks for sharing.

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  7. Challenging words for sure!!!

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  8. Yernasia Quorelios says:

    💜 Happened The Other Way for Me EveryOne; yes, “commitment” is very important and, for Me something unexpected happened and I Quit My Original Rigid, Inflexible Plans for Fluid, Flexible Planning “committed to This Unexpected Turn of Events


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    • Yernasia Quorelios says:

      💜 No ‘Snowflake’ is Exactly The Same EveryOne; also, Change is The Only Constant EveryBody so how about “commit” to CHANGE!!! either Jointly or Independently 🤔 ?



  9. Yernasia Quorelios says:

    💎 – Diamond Hard – 💎

    💎 The Only Constant is Change; a Stick In The Mud is Destined for a Sad, Lonely, Sombre, Angry, Raging, Furious, Miserable, Grumpy Death EveryOne…so Please Don’t Be That Person EveryOne; it’s Crystal Clear Clarity that YOUR!!! Soul WILL!!! Hate YOU!!! EveryBody

    💎 – Diamond Hard – 💎



  10. So…. as to burning the ship we sailed in on….Not only have I not burned the ship- but I board it daily and hang out there. Then I chastise myself for not getting my project done. It is time to burn it down or sail back home.
    Thank you for the post.

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  11. Mya says:

    That was a good post. Commitment does take courage and strength-

    Liked by 1 person

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