More from a successful High School baseball player- we can all relate-
Have a plan to follow-through
—I truly believe that most people intend to follow-through on their commitments. However, I think a lot of us don’t have an effective plan to do so. We neglect to factor in the time or cost of what it will take to deliver on our commitments, and so we get over-committed and overwhelmed, neither of which is conducive to helping us fulfill our promises.
Oh…I said the “P” word. Above all, be careful with the P word. The word promise carries a tremendous amount of power. Don’t say you promise unless you absolutely, unequivocally, know you can deliver.
Set reasonable expectations for when you can deliver on your commitment and make sure you factor in the time and cost to do so.
How about you? Is your word as good as a handshake?