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10 Ways to Help Reluctant People Make Commitments

Help reluctant people make commitments

  • Listen to constructive dissent. Don’t minimize concerns.
  • Keep the big picture in focus. Describe success and tell stories of past success.
  • Create safety nets. Make commitment less dangerous.
  • Make commitments. Reluctant teams are often led by leadership that’s playing it safe.
  • Build relationships. Strong connection enables deep commitment.
  • Divide responsibility between several people.




7 profound benefits of deep commitment:

  • Self-respect. Drifting dishonors you and your maker.
  • Clarity. The less committed you are, the more confused you become.
  • Decisions. Goals enable ...

When you inspire someone to commit, you provide a channel for them to express, expand and extend themselves.

When you inspire someone to commit, you provide a channel for them to express, expand and extend themselves.

4 ways to practice the art of commitment:

  • Be obsessed about being deeply committed yourself. 
  • Create space for people to find and express their authentic self.
  • Connect work with self-expression.
  • Align work with things that matter to them.

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Generally, people don't train in themselves the habits, self-knowledge and control structures to ensure they act on their plans and goals.

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Improve Your Ability to Stick to Things
  1. Start with projects that should be easy to commit to. Don’t start with projects of 3-6 months if you don’t have a strong track-record of one-month successes behind you. 
  2. Start becoming more sensitive about what you commit to. Be cautious about overcommitting.
  3. If you need future flexibility, bake it into your initial commitment, don’t try to wiggle it in later.
  4. Raise the bar on what counts as a valid excuse. View commitment as a long-term skill-building project.
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