The Power Of A Public Commitment – How To Make Business Commitments You Execute
This article is for you, if you want to make commitments, follow through with them, and implement them into your life, and get results. Not just making a commitment, but get the actual results.
You may have seen people on Facebook, or in real life who tell you: “I’m going to learn this, and I’m going to learn these skills, start a business, start travelling, and move to a different country.” I’m sure you know people who’re like this, that about January time, make commitments on Facebook, and in real life (this is very common).
There are two kinds of people, the first kind make commitments publicly, to get the validation, and get the instant boost of gratification, and implement, because they’ve already got the mini reward without implementing. They don’t need to do anything else, it feels good enough already, just from announcing stuff publicly.
The second kind of people, are the people who announce stuff publicly, and then use that as motivation, to get themselves to implement. They tell their friends, and then everyone else: “I’m going to do this.” Then if they don’t do it, their friends are going to tell them: “look, what the hell happened today, I thought you were going to learn sales, I thought you were going to implement this, I thought you were going to start a business.” Then the second kind of person will actually do it. Those are the two kinds of people out there.
Have a think about what type of person you are. I’m a little bit of both types 1 and 2. I’m transitioning more into a type two kind of person. Last year, two years ago, you can go and have a look at your commitments (refer to Facebook if you’ve written them down there). See if you’ve executed on the commitments you’ve made, see if you’ve implemented them. Ask your friends if they think you’re an implementer, and if you’re someone who has been implementing.
Find out which one you are, and I recommend you start transitioning into a type two kind of person. Another strategy, which is also fine, is to not announce your commitments publicly. Stop looking for that validation, and just announce it to yourself, that you’re going to implement more. Stop the habit of getting instant validation, for announcing stuff that you’re never going to do anyway.
If you’re not going to look for validation, and this is only for people who aren’t going to look for it – post in the comments below: what you’re going to learn, what you’re going to commit to implementing, and just do it, commit to it. Do it for yourself, don’t do it for me, or anyone else. Or write it out for yourself privately. Tell me about it privately (send me a private message).
I also want to hear from you, what you’re going to implement. If you have any more questions, comment down below.