Commitment without attachment

To commit is to take a stand. It is to have bad ideas. To follow a wrong process. To compose a bad song. To have a bad opinion. But the most important thing about commitment is to put something out rather than to hesitate in waiting.

But a close companion of commitment is attachment. Once we create something – a song, a picture or an article, we get attached to it. It turns into our baby, and when somebody criticizes it we feel terrible. And when are thus injured, we become hesitant. We wait until the result is perfect and is sure to be admired before we put it out.

Our work is not our baby, but our gift to the world. And the best gifts we offer are the ones we are not attached to.

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