Archimedes is attributed with the following quotation: Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world. While this quote might seem like a stretch to our imagination, I think we can at least grasp the gist of what he expressed. To move our world–our circumstances, our future–we, too, must possess a lever. It must be lived daily, until it becomes an integral part of our Being. We may sum it up in one word: Commitment.
What, though, is commitment? A few synonyms from the Merriam-Webster Dictionary may give us a more thorough understanding: adhesion, allegiance, attachment, fidelity, constancy, dedication, devotedness, faith, faithfulness, fastness, fealty, loyalty, steadfastness. With regard to our goals, we may define commitment as a marriage–or vow of faithfulness–between us and our vision. Commitment is vital, for it’s fundamental to the realization of our dreams! It’s the voice that whispers keep on going without guarantee of success. It’s the power that impels us to run faster! climb higher! go farther! Think:
Where would flight be today if brave men and women had not committed themselves to launching their dreams and early aircraft? What improvements in medicine would have occurred if visionary healers had not committed themselves to finding cures, perfecting surgery, and discovering new treatments? Of architecture, what structures would have been built if individuals had not committed their lives to bigger, higher, and grander? What level of commitment can we expect from the Universe, if we display little or none ourselves?
If our dreams hold importance, we must commit to them! To be committed is to claim, “This is my goal–my dream–and it starts now!” Not tomorrow or next week or next year, but today! Every great achievement requires commitment between the dreamer and the ideal. How, though, do we begin? By taking that first step…followed by another and another and another.
Dare to dream (and care for one another).
With heartfelt regards,
Copyright © – 2020 – R. Arthur Russell
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