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Please enjoy Adie House Captain's Thought for the Term

Posted on: 15/10/2021

Commitment is defined as ‘the state or quality of being dedicated to a cause or activity’. However, to me, it is much more than that. Commitment is devoting your time, energy and enthusiasm into something you fully believe in and are passionate about. You may have ‘commitments’ but I believe to be fully committed a person must fully believe in the cause or activity. For example, I do ballet outside of school and have done for 11 years now and attend 4 ballet classes a week. By hearing this you may think that is what makes me committed because I have devoted my time. However, I have devoted far more than just my time: it has required lots of energy and I have injected a great deal of enthusiasm into my passion and to me that is true commitment. It is a measure of how we work for what we want and true commitment means wanting the best. If you are committed to a sports team you would put in lots of time and energy into helping the team succeed, however I feel it is difficult to do those things without a passion or a love for the team or sport.

Teachers at DGS are committed to the school, not because they are getting a reward in return but because they are passionate about helping us succeed and achieve the potential they see in us. They would not be able to do that to such a high standard if they did not believe in what they were doing and were not enthusiastic or motivated to work towards that goal over 5 years. Over the next few weeks, I hope you’ll have a think about how you have shown commitment and what motivates you to commit to it.

Fiona Bull
Adie House Captain

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