Define Organizational Commitment
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remarkable performance doesn't happen by accident. Whether delivered individually or organizationally, it is always preceded by commitment.

A remarkable performance reveals how highly you value (price) your customer, spouse, child, supervisor, co-worker, or other goal (athletics, music, academics, and so on).

A poor performance reveals how little you value (price) those same people or goals.
Define the Level 3 of The Six Levels of CommitmentInvolved: Involved individuals use what they learn and apply it diligently to their careers and lives. They don't just talk a good talk...they're playing the game. At this level, there is evidence of the desire for remarkable performanceDefine the Level 4 of The Six Levels of CommitmentImmersed: Immersed individuals surround themselves with their craft and practice it continually. As a result, their expert/specialist status creates desirability and indispensability. This is the gateway to remarkable performance; such individuals rise above the pack and stand out in the crowd.Define the Level 5 of The Six Levels of CommitmentInvested: Those who are recognized as leaders in their field are invested individuals. They give consistently remarkable performances because they have invested more time, talent, experience, and resources to improve whatever it is they are working on.Define the Level 6 of The Six Levels of CommitmentInnovative: Innovative individuals are those who exemplify and define remarkable performance; they set new standards of excellence and remarkable performance.How do you achieve remarkable performance? How can you increase your level of commitment?You can do so with passion, preparation, and practice, as well as being aware of pitfalls.What are the Four Insights of a Passionate Performer?1. Passionate people know for whom they are performing. (They know their audience inside and out.) 2. Passionate people know how to perform remarkably. (They innovate, create, and change the way things are done) 3. Passionate people know why they perform. (Motivated by their sense of self-worth, self-satisfaction, and self-fulfillment.) 4. Passionate people know what their performance needs to look like. (Passionate people understand their goals and objectives - and focus on meeting them.)How can preparation help you create a remarkable performance?You are creating your future right now. Whether the future is five minutes from now or five years, it is determined by your preparation - or lack of it. As you go about your workday, you don't often give thought to the kind of future your actions are creating. And yet, the future you experience will depend on the preparation you make todayWhat are four strategies for effective practice?1. Make time to practice. 2. Set goals. 3. Figure out what works for you. 4. Aim for perfection, but don't expect it.What are six pitfalls that you should prevent?1. Arrogance - The antidote to arrogance is humility. 2. Complacency - This pitfall comes about when we feel that "acceptable" is good enough. It's about investing a little more in the pursuit of getting better, regardless of how good you are now. 3. Lethargy or Procrastination - People who procrastinate often have great intentions - they just never seem to accomplish any of them. Get work done instead. 4. Fear - The antidote to fear is confidence, and confidence results from preparation and practice. 5. Apathy - Apathetic people are telling others, "I don't care." The antidote to apathy is concern. 6. Impatience - The antidote to impatience is patience - or better, persistence.