Over the years, commitment has become a dying art. Parents give up on their marriage. Kids start a new sport, only to quit halfway through the season.
Whatever happened to finishing what you started? Can anything be done to resurrect this concept of commitment?
Teaching the Art of Commitment
There’s a dying phenomenon in our world today that needs to be resurrected. It’s called commitment. Divorce is just one of the manifestations of a society that no longer values commitment. When our kids start something, we’d do well to see to it that they finish what they start. If the saying is true that “half of success is just showing up, then it’s also true that to finish first, one must first finish.
I’m not suggesting that we always make our kids finish something that we urged or coerced them into. That often just exasperates our kids. But, when they’re trained to finish the things they were complicit in starting—we help build character in our kids that’ll make them more valuable to everyone they encounter.
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