The easiest way to develop commitment is to find a career, cause, idea or person that really resonates with you. If you believe in the work you’re doing, or the direction you’re heading, you’ll be far more committed to sticking with it.
If you have a passion, see if you can develop it. Start a band or a business. Join an interest group you support. Or channel your energy into your career.
It’s important to understand that you may not feel committed to something from day one. It may take time to learn the strengths of an organisation. Or understand the importance of your role within it. It can also take time for an employer to show their trust or commitment to you.
Try to avoid any career mis-steps by understanding what the role you’re interested in is like on a day-to-day basis. Learn about the HPC project. Watch films on YouTube. And talk to apprentices at careers fairs about their own experiences. Also ask around friends to see if any of them, or their parents or carers, have worked at HPC.
It’s also possible to commit to a job or a course even if you don’t love it. Sometimes it’s helpful to focus on the bigger picture. So while you might find elements of a course boring, for example. But remembering why you need the skill or the qualification in the long run will help you stay committed.