Leaders are people that can commit to something, anything, all things. There are two keys to being a success at this skill. One, is not to over commit. The other key is to simply follow through with what it is you say your going to do. It’s that simple if you say “I will do that.” then you should do it. If you are having a hard time with following through you should go back to whomever you committed to and say, “I need more time.” or “I may have over extended myself.”.
If the person you are working with is not irrational then they should, I hope understand. Just don’t leave it to late so it can’t be fixed.
The other and just as important type of commitments you make are the one you make to yourself. If you say you are going to drink two litres of water a day, do it. If you say you are going to stay in shape and walk everyday, walk every day. It’s true there may not be anyone to call you on it, but you will know and your confidence will be damaged.
ALWAYS under promise and OVER deliver. That’s my commitment!