This reading is telling about how we manage the differences between our professed values and our actual behavior. Managerial commitments are actions taken in the present that bind an organization to a future course. Indeed, our most important commitments are the result of mundane decisions we make about how to allocate our money, time, and energy.
In managing my commitments, first step is take a quick inventory of what matters to you. In order to clarify this inventory, we need to avoid overly vague nouns and to use more specific gerunds and phrases. The “five” commitments are enough to cover the multiple dimensions of their lives. Yet, if the number exceeds ten, I’m probably not focusing on the highest priority value or the most critical ones. Some values generate less positive reinforcement than others and, as a result, tend to attract fewer resources.
The second step is to look closely at how committed you are, more specifically, to the items listed in the first column. Our most binding commitments are frequently the result of day-to-day decisions too small to attract our attention.
The third step is to convert the expenditures into a percentage of your household income and plot the percentages against your ranked values. (Time, Money, Energy) A much more common reason for the gap is that people are entangled in commitments they made in the past.
When I read this article, I agree with the idea of ”commitment creep”. This creep sometimes happens to me because I always set a higher goal. During executing this commitment, I got something too creep to achieve the goal.
After creating this commitments, I wonder if working a company does not matter to me. Perhaps I need to create what the matter is for my work. Also, it’s better for me to divide two types of time, substantial time (for sleeping and eating), and the other.
In addition, thought the author said that the most common catalyst for serious change is a personal or professional crisis, we need to create this crisis intentionally. Due to intentional crisis, I think I need to review this time allocation. Every once or twice a year, I’ve reviewed my experience. As I compile my review history more, I easily find my good examples so that I improve my commitments.