My Four Commitments to Barack Obama

The long, seemingly endless election is finally over. Barack Obama is our new President. His victory was clear and decisive.

barack obama standing in front of the flag

I have personally never witnessed a more bitter election. My own household was sharply divided.But that was then; this is now. It is time for us to set aside our partisan hats and put on our American ones.

As a country, we still have huge problems to solve, including the economic crisis and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. This will take alignment and, most of all, leadership. This is not going to be easy.

I want to do my part. Therefore, starting today, I am publicly making four commitments to President-Elect Barack Obama:

  1. I will pray for him and our country.
  2. I will assume his motives are good, giving him the benefit of the doubt.
  3. I will not speak ill of him, even if I don’t always agree with him.
  4. I will cast off the spirit of cynicism, and be a positive force for good.

Yesterday was a historic day. We can all be proud as Americans. Today, we begin a new future. It’s time to come together. I am ready for a united United States.

Question: Can you make these four commitments?
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  • http://www.michaelhyatt.com/ Michael S. Hyatt

    @All: I am closing the comments. Unfortunately, most of the ones I am getting now are negative and shrill. I have deleted them because I feel they are inappropriate and off-topic. Thanks to everyone who participated in a civil and responsible manner.

  • http://www.michaelhyatt.com Michael S. Hyatt

    @All: I am closing the comments. Unfortunately, most of the ones I am getting now are negative and shrill. I have deleted them because I feel they are inappropriate and off-topic. Thanks to everyone who participated in a civil and responsible manner.

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  • http://twitter.com/coachbyron Coach Byron

    As I was going through your older post (I love your blog dude) I had to stop at this post.  It’s fun to read post like this when you have two years of perspective.  I love your 4 statements.  Do they still hold true for you?  They do for me.  I don’t always agree with our president but I refuse to be a critic who hides behind a “faith” and “moral standard” that is supposed to be powerful enough to change even the most lost of hearts.   It was good meeting you in person at Don Millers Storyline Conference.
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  • http://www.forward-living.com W. Mark Thompson

    LOL!

    Not to laugh at the intentional destruction of the greatest country that has ever existed. But I bet it’s harder than ever at this point to continue point 2, 3, & 4.

    Praying harder than ever though.

    God help us.