Each of us makes commitments that help define the direction of our lives. These include personal commitments to our spouse, family members and friends, and professional commitments to our employer, co-workers and partners.

Webster’s defines commitment as, “The state or quality of being dedicated to a cause, activity, etc.,” and Matt Light, our featured speaker at the recent 2019 DDIFO Hall of Fame Luncheon, called it out as a critical component for success. Over his 11 year NFL career, Light earned three Super Bowl championships and induction into the New England Patriots Hall of Fame. He only played for one team and he cited his commitment to “The Patriot Way” as the hallmark of his career.