“COMMITMENT is what Transforms a promise into reality.”  —Abraham Lincoln

PERSUASION GuideBook & VideoIn order to be accepted by society, people do their best to stick to their words.  It’s a matter of honor and integrity.  People are committed to doing things that are consistent with their values, beliefs, agreement, or actions.  To per-suade people using consistency, find out what aspect of your request or proposal could “tie in” with his/her values.  Then relate it to the thing you’d like him/her to do.

Example 1:
Your brother is a workaholic and you want him to take a break.  Ask him if taking care of his health is very important to him.  If he says “yes”, then tell him that he should take a break from his stressful job and go to a relaxing vacation with you.  Saying he doesn’t need a break would be inconsistent with what he previously said (that taking care of his health is very important to him).  By first asking a question that he believes in or he can relate to, he is in a more receptive state to accept your proposal (which is associated to the question) in order to be consistent.

When someone has made a commitment himself, it is much easier to persuade him at that moment.

Example 2:
A philanthropist has just announced his commitment to saving the environment.  Now would be a good time to solicit his help for your “Revive the Rainforests” campaign.  After all, he has just said it himself.  Backing out now would tarnish his name.

“Commitment is the enemy of resistance, for it is the serious promise to press on, to get up,
no matter how many times you are knocked down.”
—David McNally

January 16, 2019

Day #10

“Thinking good thoughts produces good feelings.  Good feelings help you create the life that you want — a life that you enjoy getting up for each day.”

Thinking Bridge… not the structure, not the wall… the game of Bridge!  Thinking how people interact, show their hands, so to speak.  Today, most of the day will be reading, “studying people and phycology.”  Probably fits well with Wednesdays TV’s hit show “Survivor”which is between seasons, thus no show tonight and my “social withdrawal” symptoms.  [Out of popcorn anyway…]  🙁

January 16, 2018

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January 16, 2017

Took a taxi to work this morning; walked home after missing my bus ride.  All is well as the busses runs every hour and I beat it home!

“Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise,” Ben Franklin advises almost 300 years ago.  Taking that path really did make a big difference in my life.  And I’m not the only one.  There are several studies showing that successful entrepreneurs and most CEOs typically get to work at least an hour before their employees.  Most of the wealthiest people I know get up early.

Got more news on the “caddy,” as Southgate Chevrolet Buick GMG Ltd. have kept the car over-the-weekend and most of the day!  Off (work) tomorrow, so Southgate will pick me up (at home) and feel confident in returning my vehicle.

REW

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