Understanding Commitment template

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Ayoa | Understanding Commitment template

Ayoa’s Understanding Commitment template allows you to set clear goals so that you can hold yourself accountable and focus on your personal development.

Ready to get started with this template? It’s ready and waiting in Ayoa! Create your account, then simply open the app, select ‘create whiteboard’ from the homepage and choose this template from the library.

What is the Understanding Commitment template?

Following a simple traffic light system, the Understand Commitment template encourages you to reflect on what you should stop doing, what you should continue to do, and what you should start doing. The template can be used as part of the personal development process, either by managers setting out development plans for their team members or by an individual who wants to define their own goals. The Understand Commitment template can also be used for reflection following the completion of a project.

Why use the Understanding Commitment template?

When you want to make a behaviour change for lasting effect, it is essential to set realistic goals and hold yourself accountable to these. Ayoa’s Understanding Commitment template requires you to identify an area for development and set necessary actions within this area – whether this is for yourself or a member of your team.

Whether you’re striving for personal or professional development, it’s important to take a step back and assess what’s working well and what needs improving. Following an appraisal or as a retrospective exercise following the completion of a project, you should take time to recognize your successes as well as an area for improvement that you can put into action next time. This will help to ensure that you’re constantly moving towards your goals.

How to use our Understanding Commitment template

This template can be used by an individual, with your manager or even with your whole team. By getting others involved in the process, you’ll not only be held accountable, but also provide motivation for others to stretch themselves and set their own goals.


To access the template, sign up to Ayoa. Once you've signed up, navigate to the homepage to create a new whiteboard, mind map or task board and choose this template from the library.


RED / STOP – what one thing am I going to stop doing that I know is of no benefit to me and doesn’t give me the results I want? Use the text tool to write the answer to this question in the relevant section of the template.


AMBER / CONTINUE – what is one thing I do that serves me well and I will continue to do?


GREEN / START – what one new thing will I start doing as I believe it will support me to make a positive change and enable me to be more successful?


State your commitment; this will help to ensure that you hold yourself accountable.


Revisit and refresh your goals regularly to ensure you are achieving your goals and continuing to make improvements. Feel free to adjust these goals as and when needed.

Ready to get started with this template? It’s ready and waiting in Ayoa! Create your account, then simply open the app, select ‘create whiteboard’ from the homepage and choose this template from the library.

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