Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Commitment is the key

Commitment is the key to consistency.  We are people of our word.  We go to great lengths not to be labeled as a liar or a person of false representation.  The Government even routinely steps in to make sure businesses do the same.

If you want someone to do something, you need their word that they will make it happen.  Giving someone your word is a form of commitment.  You are verbally committing to an action.  

A person can be committed to anything; a thought, an idea, a place, a team, a company, a person, or an action.  It is also important to note that commitment doesn't have to be verbal, although communication of commitment is rather important.

When we commit ourselves to something, we feel great personal anguish and face social pressure when we don't follow through.  It is for this reason, that if you want someone to act consistent with your goals, you have to ask for commitment.

I am committed to make this project successful, which is why I will work nights and weekends and smile in the face of adversity.  I am committed.

Are you asking for commitment?