Is there a carrot dangling?

Jan 23, 2017 - Is there a carrot dangling? Are you anxiously awaiting someone to commit to an initiative they continue to show interest in, yet they aren't making the final commitment to engage? Or have you led someone to believe you are interested in what they have to offer, and yet have continued to put it off or on the back burner time and time again? Actions and intentions are two entirely different things. One can be well intended, however, if action isn't taken, then the best of intentions mean nothing. If you are waiting for someone to commit, it may be time to directly discuss and understand why the delay continues to happen and the lack of engagement continues to be the result. If you are the one dangling that carrot, it is time to understand why you have not moved forward with what you say you are interested in doing.

Take an MM&I Moment to reflect according to which position you are in. If you are the one hesitating, make a list of all the reasons committing to this particular initiative would be valuable to you. Then make another list of all the reasons that make you tentative. Review both lists and weigh the value. Then take action to either commit, or clearly state why you are not interested and what could be done to make the commitment more appealing to whomever is being left hanging. If you are the one that is being affected by someone who continues vacillate, then it is time to be direct and considerate to learn more of why this continues to occur. You might be making a lot of assumptions that are unfounded. Ask clarifying questions. Try to understand what is really going on and you may be surprised how easy it is to gain that commitment. Your ability to move what you desire forward is always in your hands, in your heart and in your mind.

Synergized Quote of the Week

"Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

Yours in synergistic thinking,

 

Sherre'

 

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