How I See Commitment
The accomplishment in our life, career, or day-to-day activities results from a commitment we make to someone or something.
Holding on to our commitment is the key to success for our everyday lives, relationship, careers, and businesses.
Commitment is not something that we can measure on a scale of 1-10. However, it is measured by our attitude. It is an obligation to carry a specific course of action.
Commitment is essential in life as it creates a purpose and influences how we think and act. Prominent commitment is staying true to ourselves. Quitting along the way is not an option.
To fulfilling meaningful commitments is not to over-commit or over-promise.
How I Practice Commitment in My Daily Life?
Our daily activities are increasing every day; it is important to be selective about WHAT and WHO we commit to. We need to know how to differentiate between urgency and importance, as it is under our control.
I found that executing my daily commitment is very helpful when I started to prioritize and organize what I need to do and the most important thing. It helps me focus on our Team and Company business requirements and get a feeling of satisfaction by consistently fulfilling them.
I also realized that my ability to fulfil my commitment builds trust with my team members and anyone who works with me. I now understand that failing to practice and execute commitment consistently will not help me organize, and I won’t be able to fulfil many responsibilities towards Chillibreeze and its ventures.
The priorities and important tasks that I may fail to commit will frustrate the team members and me.
An Incident That Challenged My Commitment
There was a recent incident on February 2021 which was related to the Internet issue at the Farm. Both the ISPs (Internet Service Providers), Jio, and BSNL servers, went down. As you all know, losing internet in Chillibreeze is a huge drawback. Due to this reason, work was delayed at the Farm.
However, I commit to the team members at the Farm to resolve the issue on the specified date and time, so I had to set a deal with our ISP’s workers. This incident happened on a Sunday, and I had contacted the ISPs on that day itself to work on it. They refused to work on a Sunday and had shifted the work until the next day. It turns out they did not commit to what they had said.
From my end, I committed to the Team to get this fix by Tuesday. Two servers were not working, that is, BSNL and Jio. BSNL server was located at Damside and Jio server at the Farm.
I understood that I cannot do this alone, so I requested my Team’s help and Demander was taking charge of going to Damside and get the work done there. When Tuesday arrived, I had picked the vendor to go with me to the Farm. We reached there and were trying to find the problem of the internet server failure.
At first, the vendor gave his insights that it was due to our high voltage that made the device failed. I did not believe that and was finding the depth of what went wrong. I had checked all the equipment, and nothing seem to be a problem. Then we reached the conclusion that it was due to the lightning that hit the CPE Disk and had caused all the problem. We started working on it, but there is no chance to complete it on that specific day itself. I communicated with the vendor that we have to solve this issue today since I committed to my team.
To get a commitment from the vendors is not easy. I had to reason with them and give them context as to why it is crucial for us to complete fixing the problem that day itself. Thankfully, at end of the day, the work was completed, and we were able to reach back to Shillong by 8:30 pm.
It Takes Teamwork to Accomplished Any Commitment
This incident has really challenged my commitment because I had to deal with both internal and external members. It was not that in just a snap of a finger that any work can be completed. It takes determination and wholeheartedness to do any task.
I was satisfied, happy, and relieved after fulfilling my commitment. As it was not all me but with the help and coordination of the team. If there is a failure in any commitment, we as a team would brainstorm together. We would plan with proper prioritization and importance.
This creates an environment of trust within the team and I also get the feeling of accomplishment.
My Insights About Commitment
Having commitment as one of our Chillibreeze principles helps us to consistently practice and be mindful of the importance and urgency of things.
Overpromising or overcommitting is not advised to be practice as it only leads to a service failure or redoes.
The three points that I would like to share are:
- Delivery of good service, and
As these would build up the relationship of a team and fulfilment of the commitment as a team. I may have a lot more to share with you all about how commitment changed my daily responsibilities, like working with Zoa and how he has certain commitments.
Knowing that I also play a part in fulfilling his commitments I am more responsible, and I make it a priority to work hard so he can achieve his commitments as well. I understand that fulfilling only my commitments is not enough but to be able to contribute to someone’s commitments brings joy of work not just to me but the people I work with. 😊