If you knew that at the bottom of a swimming pool lay a basket that holds $10 million in cash, and you could keep it for yourself, would you take it?
What if you weren’t able to use tools, and you had to swim down to retrieve it yourself? Would you still do it? What if you couldn’t swim? Would you risk drowning?
Often, we say we’re willing to do something, but we’re actually not as committed as we think we are.
In this video, filmed at the Super Charge Summmit, Scott Zuckman talks about the 5 levels of commitment.
RATE YOUR COMMITMENT ON A SCALE FROM 1 TO 5
There are 5 levels of commitment.
Level 1 is no. At this level, you are totally honest with yourself and others that you’re not willing to do something.
Level 2 is when you wish and dream about being able to do something, but you’re not willing to take any action. Avoid this level, because you’re expending mental energy for nothing in return.
Level 3 is when you say you’ll try to do it. When people say this, they usually mean they won’t do it, but they won’t be honest about it.
Level 4 is when you’re committed, within certain limits. Usually, you subconsciously set yourself these limits to give yourself space to make excuses for not getting it done.
Level 5 is when you’ll get it done, no matter what. Picking up your kid from day care is a level 5 commitment.
Avoid levels 2–4, because they will only cause you stress. Strive to put all your tasks into either level 1 or level 5.
DO YOU HAVE REAL COMMITMENT?
You have your goals and intentions. But are you willing to do whatever it takes, within the limits of what’s legal and ethical, to reach them?
Be honest. If the answer is no, it’s OK. Every time we’re approached with a request to do something, we’ve got to ask ourselves whether we’re committed enough to do it.
If not, it’s better to just say no. You don’t want to say yes to too many things, because there’s only so much you can do with two hands and 24 hours in a day.
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