Commitment – Personal or Professional

I have to thank the writers over to Web Worker Daily, especially Mike Gunderloy who wrote about a website called

One tenet of achieving a goal is to write it down. Once you write it down, it becomes real. It is now an expression of thought that is documented. Ah, but I have my Outlook Tasks and there are always a few that get ignored into oblivion and I wrote them down? So, apparently there are goals that need something beyond merely writing them down. That is where comes in. They provide a means for you to pay yourself based on your performance. Basically, you pay a set amount up front into an account. You write a contract where you are the payer for some work or goal that you as the payee will accomplish by some determined date. Once you deliver on that goal, you get your money. If you don’t, someone else (as you determine) will.

If the pure economics of the situation still don’t motivate you, then the final aspect is that you name a group you oppose to get your payer money. What this means is that if you are a strict vegetarian you would name the National Meat Association ( NMA) as your forfeiting charity. As the website says, you are now not only financially invested, you are now emotionally invested.

One final addition that I really like about the site is that they make you track your progress. This reinforces your behavior change. For the first couple of weeks writing this blog was difficult, but once I got over the mental hurdle of just doing it, it became much easier and now it is something I look forward to doing.

I’m committed personally and professionally.

About benleeson
My name is Ben Leeson. I currently work for a large financial company in IT. I went to school at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY. I graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration concentrating in HR. Professor William Brown taught me and I enjoyed his classes; even acquiring an appreciation for just about all things HR. I didn’t pursue a job in that field after college but I’ve kept up with it. This blog will further my fascination with all things HR. I hope to grow my knowledge of the area through thoughtful writings and spirited feedback. I will attempt to have a fairly routine style so anyone reading can come to expect certain segments. Please excuse my incorrect grammar and occasional misspelling.

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