Commentary by Mallory LeBlance, 4th grade, Hazel Dell Elementary
The NoblesvilleWORKS initiative is a campaign that will highlight a monthly “soft skill.” The campaign is comprised of work by Noblesville Schools administrators and counselors, the Noblesville Chamber of Commerce, Ivy Tech, Work One, Noblesville Economic Development, non-profit organizations and several local businesses. In a partnership with Current in Noblesville, students who are part of the NoblesvilleWORKS initiative will have their monthly essays published. January’s “soft skill” was Commitment. For more, visit stayheregrowhere.com/Noblesville-Works/.
A commitment means to stick to it. I think it means that because once you agree to do something, you should stick with it and not change your mind. If you do agree to do something, but when it actually comes or happens and you do not want to do it anymore, you are not being committed. But if you do stick with something you don’t want to do or you event want to do it, you are still being committed.
I have shown commitment by when I played soccer. I sometimes did not want to go to the practices, but in order for me to be a better player, I had to go, so I did. Once I got to practice, every time I was glad that I went because I was with my friends, and I would learn new skills with a soccer ball for the games.
Commitment is important because if you agree to do something, but you keep on backing out of it, you might get into a habit of not doing it. Then you might not be super trustworthy, and you want to be trustworthy so people can trust you a lot with anything. Once again, I think commitment means sticking with whatever you agreed to do without backing out of it.