I read a quote today and it stuck with me: "Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes...but no plans (Peter Drucker)
This rings true in your life, regardless of your profession or personal relationship with others. Never expect too much from a situation or person from whom you never receive commitment. Very often men and women have high expectations of each other, their jobs, and various people and tasks that they may put their energy into. Personally, you'll get a return for putting forth effort and hard work. However, when there is no commitment, there is no plan to move forward.
I know this may be disheartening to hear, but look at it this way : : If you spend your time committing to what makes you feel good and what makes your heart smile, you will be rewarded for it in due time. On the other hand; if you do what makes you happy with the hope that someone or something will measure up to your expectations; you're setting yourself up for disappointment. Think forward, be proactive, troubleshoot before trouble comes.
Take some time, a few minutes even, to think about what/who you may be putting your energy into that has no commitment to you. Re-evaluate your involvement with those things/people. Develop your strategy for success that isn't contingent upon someone or something else's role. Next, re-evaluate what you take part in that you have not committed to. Is it really worth it?
Commitment is a hefty and meaningful word and action that isn't done in one instance...it happens and is renewed over time. Make your heart smile, travel light...do what makes you happy. Enjoy your day!