To know the difference between dabbling or commitment ask yourself – in an area that’s important to you: “did I simply try, or did I exhaust all possible options to figure something out?”

There’s an enormous difference between dabbling in something and actually committing to it.

While dabbling provides you with an excuse and a story of “I tried” you can tell this story to yourself quietly. Committing to something on the other hand, requires that you exhaust all options, that you pursue and possibly fail in the biggest possible way – because when you go full out, it’s hard not too notice.