Summary of Commit to Win

How to Harness the Four Elements of Commitment to Reach Your Goals

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Commit to Win book summary
Don’t rely solely on willpower: Instead, make a commitment “action plan.”


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Do you want to lose weight, give up smoking, begin an exercise program or learn a new language? Whatever your objective, don’t rely on sheer willpower alone. It won’t be enough. Instead, craft an intelligent commitment “action plan.” Communication expert Heidi Reeder draws on 15 years of experience teaching college students about commitment to provide a carefully conceived model for personal change. She dissects the meaning of commitment, how it works, the myths that undermine it and the pitfalls it harbors. Reeder may be a little too committed to formulas and categories, but getAbstract finds that her commonsense advice offers a lot of support to those who want to give up something bad or start something good.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to put the four essential elements of the “commitment equation” into action
  • What the most common “commitment myths have wrong”
  • How to follow the steps of the commitment “action plan” to reach your goals


Goals Without Commitment
Everyone has goals, but they mean nothing without commitment. To accomplish a goal, you must commit. Motivation only gets you started. Real dedication empowers your journey. Many people don’t understand what resolution is or how it works. They underestimate how...
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About the Author

Boise State University associate professor Heidi Reeder teaches communication and commitment courses, as well as corporate workshops.

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