Honour Your Commitments.

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Honour Your Commitments.

Do what you said you were going to do.



On 26th March 2024, the Deputy Governor, H.E. Anya Williams was my guest on The Financially Speaking Show, and we ended up talking about Government scholarships and how some of the recipients do not honour their commitments in that some of them do not return home and if some do return home, they get employment in the private sector. This conversation has triggered me to write this article on honouring your commitments.

I know there may be some situations in which people may not be able to honour their commitments. However, we need to do our best to stick to our word and promise. It says a lot about our integrity.

Honour Your Commitments

Whenever you make a commitment to someone or something, you should honour it. When you get a scholarship, you sign a bond committing to return to your country and work for the public sector. I believe some people some people had no intention of honouring their commitment as they just wanted the scholarship. On the other hand, there are some that want to honour their commitment but do not because they cannot find employment in the public sector. However, the Deputy Governor has made it clear that their office will find employment for you even if it is on an apprenticeship basis.  It is so unfair when some people do not honour their commitments, because there are others who were not able to get a scholarship and if they were given an opportunity, they may have honour their commitments.

Some employees must honour their commitments. You sign a contract agreeing to your terms of conditions, but you do not honour your commitments. Some of you do not do what you agree to do. Some of you do not even want to work your full hours. On the other hand, some employers do not honour their commitments. They promised certain things to the employees but did not deliver those promises. Perhaps this may be one of the reasons why some employees do not honour their commitments.

Some of you who are in relationships made a commitment to your spouse, but you have not honoured your commitment. You may have one of the partners doing their best to honour their commitments while the other one is not. If you want to maintain a great relationship with your partner, then honour your commitment.

Some of you have made a commitment to God, but the life you live do not reflect that commitment. If we really want to see a positive change in our lives and the community, we should honour our commitment we made to God.

Some of you politicians made a commitment to the electorate but you have not honour it. If you were to honour your commitment, your chance of being reelected will be high.

Things that cause you not to honour your commitment.

I believe there are some people that really try to honour their commitments, but they are faced with several issues. Some people encounter health issues. Some people are overloaded with so many other duties and responsibilities and they take on more than they can do. In fact, some of them are not only doing their work but also the work of others. Some people are also very selfish and do not care about honouring their commitments. Some people also made commitments without realizing that some of the things they commit to, they cannot do them. Some people have also become distracted and lost their focus to commit.

How to honour your commitment?

One of the ways to honour your commitment is to remind yourself constantly of the commitments you made. In fact, document your commitment and make it visible so that you remember what you signed up for.

Another way to honour your commitment is to say no and not commit to more than you can take on. It is ok to say no. Sometimes we say yes to everything knowing well we cannot honour the commitments.

One way to honour your commitment is to stay focused. Do not lose sight of your commitment. There is a lot of temptation to do otherwise.


Honouring your commitment is a serious matter and should not be taken lightly. Your success as an employee, employer, politician, Christian, husband, wife depends on you honouring your commitment.

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