Commitment, week 4

During our lessons this week, we will talk about how keeping our Commitments lets people know that we are trustworthy, and that we care about them.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below:

“I hold the maxim no less applicable to public than to private affairs, that honesty is the best policy.” — George Washington (1st President of the United States)

When we keep our commitments, what does that say about us?  Does it tell the people around us that we are trustworthy?  Does it let them know that we are responsible?  That is why keeping our commitments is so important.  It helps us to earn other people’s trust — so that they know we are someone they can count on.  Think about the people in your life who you trust — do they break their word, or do they keep their promises?  Keeping our commitments isn’t just about accomplishing our goals — it is also a way we show people that we care about them.

Discussion Questions:

  1.  Who is someone you trust?
  2.   Can you count on them to keep their commitments — their promises?
  3.   Should you think carefully about whether or not you can keep a promise before you make it?

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