"Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality. It is the words that speak boldly of your intentions, and it is the actions that speak louder than the words. It is making the time when there is none – coming through time after time after time, year after year after year. Commitment is the stuff character is made of, the power to change the face of things. It is the daily triumph of integrity over skepticism."
This was on a poster in my room when I was in college. I bought the poster from National Bookstore. I just found out now from an Internet search that these words were from a speech of Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser. They have stayed with me since then.