People are scared to commit. This is not only limited to private life but also to the business sphere. But it is also to be remembered that commitment is the key to success. It shows what the person is all about. It mirrors your sense of responsibility and seriousness. Thus, it is not a child’s play. Once you commit, you should remember at all times that there is no looking back.
Before you commit you should self introspect and make sure that you are ready for it. Because if you are not, then it makes no sense to say yes and take the responsibility.
This article will tell you about the three most important questions you need to ask yourself before you commit.
Are you ready for it?
This is the most confusing question of all. Sometimes, you might feel that you can do all that it takes to meet your targets, but sometimes you might also feel that it is just impossible to give your all to the task.
The thing here is that commitments require your time, energy and concentration. It is not rocket science but it is not a 9 piece puzzle either. It is difficult and requires you to sacrifice certain things. You need to ask yourself whether you are ready to change certain aspects of your life for this commitment or not. Be rational and practical while asking yourself this.
Do you have the capability to honor the commitment?
There are times when all the factors point out to the fact that you can commit and honor it as well. But then there is one aspect that you cannot control and that is time. You need to ask yourself whether you have the time to meet all the tasks and targets.
Commitments are easy if you have the time to devote. If you are already busy with work and other things, you will not be able to make time for this new commitment. You might want to do a cost benefit analysis and see whether you can do away with a few things to make time on your schedule. Always remember commitments need your time and your energy.
Do you have the resources?
Sometimes, it is not only limited to time. It might require material resources as well. You need to be honest while you answer this question. Are you equipped enough? You need to ignore the fact that you are personally capable of honoring this commitment. You need to see whether the material environment is in sync with you personal capabilities. If yes, you are ready to commit. If not, you might have to rethink.
Commitments can make or break a person’s career. It is one factor people consider before creating an opinion about someone. Thus, you either do it perfectly or you do not do it at all. Experience speaks for me and I assure you that all that is written will give you some very useful pointers that will help you in this situation.