Personal Commitment: Use these sample phrases to craft meaningful performance evaluations, drive change and motivate your workforce.

Personal Commitment is an obligation that you have voluntarily agreed to fulfill without being cajoled or threatened and are willing to be held accountable for the results.

Personal Commitment: Exceeds Expectations Phrases

  • Surrounds oneself with like-minded people in order to get the confidence and motivation one needs to stay dedicated
  • Identifies one's goal- its purpose and benefits- in order to stay devoted even during tough times
  • Gets clear about potential sacrifices and drawbacks, that derail one's efforts to staying committed, from the word go
  • Sets an example for colleagues who don't have the experience and confidence to go through the difficult times
  • Is not afraid to take risks; tries new things and ideas and makes mistakes until one finds a strategy that is more effective
  • Identifies which personal strengths will aid in achieving one's goals and connects each personal strength with a specific development activity
  • Reflects on one's own weaknesses and determines which personal qualities can be strengthened to advance one's own goals
  • Assigns a reasonable time frame for achieving goals and a time frame for regular check-ins
  • Shares personal goals with trusted colleagues, who keep one accountable when motivation is low, in order to get back on track
  • Works with an experienced life coach in order to brainstorm ideas for actionable steps to accomplish one's goals

Personal Commitment: Meets Expectations Phrases

  • Keeps weekly and daily goals checklists in order to keep track of one's most important tasks and stay committed to accomplishing them
  • Faces obstacles with fortitude and resiliency; perceives challenges as a part of the journey towards the larger accomplishment that one is committed to
  • Gives up more comfortable and confident options and takes a more challenging path while in order to achieve one's goals
  • Finds meaning and passion behind the mission one is pursuing in order to stay focused
  • Arms oneself with all the tools needed to accomplish one's goals to avoid getting distracted
  • Establishes a periodic check-in halfway between the goals in order to determine whether one has done enough or needs to adjust the timeline
  • Joins professional support groups in order to get all the help one needs to realize own goals
  • Finds an emotionally charged reason to commit and move through any pain, adversity, and apathy that arise as a result of the set goals
  • Keeps goals close by writing them in a journal in order to stay focused even when one lacks personal motivation
  • Takes one step at a time; refuses to miss a task assigned to oneself no matter what is happening in one's life

Personal Commitment: Needs Improvement Phrases

  • Avoids the hardest tasks instead of completing them first, thus quickly lacks confidence and motivation to do the easy tasks
  • Gives up every time one messes up and loses the energy to remain focused on one's goals
  • Is unwilling to get rid of poor habits that waste one's time and bring distraction when performing a task
  • Does not have an insatiable hunger for what one is going for thus lacks the motivation to keep working
  • Sets goals but does not keep track of the progress or celebrate the smaller goals one has achieved
  • Works without a specific plan or schedule thus loses track on what should be done and when it should be done
  • Does not share one's goals with colleagues in order to avoid being held accountable to it
  • Often breaks promises; commits to a task but does not deliver due to lack of proper planning
  • Does not have the courage to accomplish a task; often panics when facing a challenging situation
  • Surrounds oneself with people who are full of negativity thus easily gets discouraged to keep working on goals

Personal Commitment: Self Evaluation Questions

  • Describe a time when you did not deliver your promise. What was the promise? How did you fix the situation?
  • What are some of the habits that distract you at work? What have you done to get rid of those habits and stay focused towards achieving your goals?
  • After setting your goals, how do you keep track of your progress? What do you do when you realize that you have done less than you expected?
  • What do you use to plan your tasks? Is there a time when you missed an appointment due to lack of proper planning?
  • Sometimes you have to sacrifice some things in life in order to get what you want. What are some of the things you have sacrificed in the past in order to accomplish your goals?
  • Is there a time when you faced challenges when working on a project? What did you do to remain determined to finish the project?
  • Describe a great change that occurred in a project you were working on. How did you adapt to this change?
  • Describe a project that was implemented because of your personal commitment. What was your role in the project?
  • What is one thing you have done in the past that has demonstrated your willingness to work hard?
  • When is the last time you took a project that demanded a lot of personal commitment? What did you do to remain committed to accomplishing it?

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