Dedication. The first form of dedication that comes to mind is to one's family. They're the only one you've got, right? So ... grudges? Not worth it. Harsh words? Swallow 'em. Family is forever, so better take care of each other, keep close, and always, always have one another's backs.
Secondly, I can't help but think of dedication to yourself and your dreams. Everyone should have a dream. Whether it's to become a successful writer, a stay-at-home mom or dad, a lawyer, or to own your own business, dreams are what keep us going, keep us climbing that ladder of success, striving for goal after goal.
My dream? Yep. To write. Not only that, but to write for a living. Do I want to be rich? Not really, though I'd be lying if I said it hasn't crossed my mind. Financial security is the hope of everyone on the planet, I'll be willing to wager. For me, I just want to be able to pay my bills, make my contribution to my family, and to accomplish both by doing something I love.
So, how am I going to feasibly achieve that dream? Dedication. Never giving up. To keep trucking on, writing story after story, making submission after submission, until it hits. Because it will at the right time. I have enough confidence to be certain of that.
How do you use dedication in your everyday life?