“I’ll do that.”
This phrase is ever present in meetings and conversations, both at work and at home.
It’s a promise, a commitment, an investment in the relationship.
Whether the promise is made to show up on-time, finish a task, lead a team, or take on a new line of business, the commitment is made.
How simply it’s rationalized away. And with it the confidence in you once held by colleagues.
-It doesn’t matter you were 5 minutes late?
-It doesn’t matter the task fell by the wayside, re-prioritized the next week?
-It doesn’t matter your team fell apart, their talents and personalities were beyond help?
A few rules:
>Be careful with your word.
>Keep promises, great and small.
>Value your word so that others may as well.
“An ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises.” – Mae West