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. ~Art Turock
The above quote came to me by way of my friend Tina. It makes me uncomfortable and I cannot get it out of my head. It's like a splinter in my mind, a thorn of a thought that will not be ignored.
There is a difference between interest and commitment.
I can't shake it.
When you are committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.
I invest a great deal of time, energy and resources into keeping Cricket and Bleu. And yet I seem to invent excuses for not spending time with them. Faced with the cutting reality of the above quote, the reasons for not going to the barn evaporate like mist in the noon-day sun.
Something curious has happened since I first encountered this quote. It's as if a word jumble, turned on its side, now suddenly spells something quite clear. Packing my barn clothes in the morning is just part of the routine. Planning for dinner at night is easier. My little line of ducks looks less like a squiggly mark and more like a straight line. How interesting.
I still have a long way to go and I'm sure there will be obstacles. But I have a sneaking suspicion the manner in which I deal with them will be different.