“When one is authentically committed, obstacles will shrink away as they are approached.” This is a quote from an article I wrote a few years ago. Likewise, when commitment is in doubt, obstacles loom large and potentially defeat us. It is crucial to be aware of commitments and honoring them. When a high level of integrity is brought to our commitments, we grow in ways previously unimagined. “My word is gold!” This statement is posted on the wall when I facilitate teen leadership trainings in my hometown. We cannot build anything that resembles having a solid foundation on broken commitments.