What is half the battle? Many people say that showing is only half the battle, but I object to this view. Showing up is just showing up, and that doesn’t require much thought or energy. If showing up isn’t half the battle, then what is? I believe that commitment is half the battle because when you are commited, you set goals for yourself. When trying to lose weight, someone can show up to the gym, but that person has to be commited to losing weight. You can show up, but you also have to lift those 20 pound weights at the same time.