When I joined the military, I made a commitment. I made a pact, an oath, and a sworn statement to uphold and support the constitution, and defend this country against all enemies foreign and domestic. I can’t go back on my commitment because there are many people counting on me to do my job regardless of circumstance or situation.
When you commit to something you go all in. There is no half-stepping. You cannot choose to do something one day, and then be a hypocrite the next. Either you are fully committed or you are not.
You are the one that is responsible for your own actions. You should be dedicated to taking positive action to support and defend something to the fullest extent in which you are capable.
There are many “so-called” professionals out there that say they are committed to something, but the moment they don’t get exactly what they want, when they want it, and how they want it, these individuals will jump ship. Is this the kind of team member you want on your team? I didn’t think so.
There have been many things that I have disagreed with throughout my career, but regardless of what my personal beliefs are, I never let them get in the way of me fulfilling my professional commitments. I stayed the course and things always had a way of working themselves out.
There is always a way to accomplish a difficult task or a task that you are not truly committed to. I often try to accomplish these types of things first in order to get them out of the way so that I can move onto more enjoyable things. The idea is to end the day accomplishing something and finishing on a positive note. If you do this, then you are more likely to stay committed and see things through to the end. Once those things are accomplished and out of your way, I guarantee you will be much happier than had you quit or gave up on something you weren’t fully committed to.