Commitment is the state or quality of being dedicated to a cause, activity, etc.. It is also known as a pledge or an undertaking. A commitment is never supposed to be broken, if it is broken; that means it was never a commitment rather was just a pretention and lying.

There are lot of examples in Indian history and Hinduism, as to how orthodox people were in keeping their commitment. There are many legends saying how a commitment was considered more important to anything else in this world. Some of the famous examples are: Lord Rama's commitment given to his father Dasharatha in Ramayana for renouncing the luxury of a king and taking asetic life in forests for 14 years. The next great one comes in Mahabharata era, where Bhishma had given commitment to his father Shantanu for staying unmarried throughout his life.

Commitment may refer to:

  • Promise, or personal commitment
  • Contract, a legally binding exchange of promises
  • Brand commitment
  • Involuntary commitment, the use of legal means or forms to commit a person to a mental hospital, insane asylum or psychiatric ward
  • Ontological commitment, belief in an ontology in philosophy
  • Organizational commitment
  • Commitment scheme, in cryptography
  • Commit (data management), to make changes permanent in data management
  • Kingsbury Commitment, the beginning of AT&T's monopoly in the telephone industry
  • Climate commitment, a model of climate change
  • Yue Ding: Commitment, an album by Michael Wong
  • Commitment (Seal album)
  • Commitment (Lucky Boys Confusion album)
  • "Commitment" (song), a 1998 song by LeAnn Rimes

Famous quotes containing the word commitment:

    A two-parent family based on love and commitment can be a wonderful thing, but historically speaking the “two-parent paradigm” has left an extraordinary amount of room for economic inequality, violence and male dominance.
    Stephanie Coontz (20th century)

    Adolescents need to be reassured that nothing—neither their growing maturity, their moods, their misbehavior, nor your anger at something they have done—can shake your basic commitment to them.
    Laurence Steinberg (20th century)

    Commitment, by its nature, frees us from ourselves and, while it stands us in opposition to some, it joins us with others similarly committed. Commitment moves us from the mirror trap of the self absorbed with the self to the freedom of a community of shared values.
    Michael Lewis (late 20th century)