“All you have in business is your reputation – so it’s very important that you keep your word.”Richard Branson
Over-promise, underdeliver—it’s easy to do in our fast past world. The almost funny thing (the kind of funny that makes you want to cry too) is that the majority of people that over-promise and underwhelm are one who genuinely wants to do good work and make an impact, but in so doing lean too far forward and say yes to too many things or exaggerate their abilities.
Perhaps it’s because, deep down, we all want to be someone— somebody who matters. And because of that we rush forward before we are ready and make a decision before we think them through.
But rushing never brings you the quality of results you are looking for.
It takes time to hone your skills. It takes experience to earn success. It takes hard work to make your move. There are ways we can improve faster and more effectively, but it takes consistency and dedication to bring value to the world around you.
At the end of the day, what do we have but our word and the actions tied to them?
Deliver when you can, apologize and make it right when you can’t. Otherwise, you’ll dilute your power to help others (and yourself for that matter).
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #942
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