“I’ll Do it. You Have my Word.” Pt. 2
We can say something, but that doesn’t always mean that we have a stake in it.
When the going gets rough, what happens? We can back out, right?
“Oh no! I didn’t mean that!” we sometimes say.
But, why not just own up? Why not just take responsibility for changing things? Because it’s hard to do? Because people might count us out? (They’re doing that anyway).
It’s truly a strength to not care what others have to say. To me, my word is gold. But, people don’t always understand what that means. It could mean a lot of different things. If I say I’m going to do something, I’ll do it. But when I do it could change, that could fluctuate a little bit. And I’m fine with that. I don’t mind that people sometimes misunderstand me or who I am.
Gary Vaynerchuk, who I’m highlighting below also, is masterful at this. He has been able to put his head down and grind, he has been able to ignore the praise and the critiques for YEARS. Because he knows the mission, he knows his vision and he lives it out. Period.
I said something, I committed to something, but I didn’t follow through. I don’t often do this, I don’t often advertise this, but I strive to be authentic and I said I was going to do something and I didn’t…
I said I was going to write articles every Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday this year. There are 4 big things that I wanted to do this year, and writing was one of them. I even wrote it on my whiteboard as a reminder. But, I took a whole 8 weeks off. But I really am not bothered by that.
“If you tell everyone you’re going to do something and you decide it’s not the right choice 100 days in, that’s a strength — not a weakness.” — Gary Vaynerchuk
And I’m going to talk about this more on Thursday, but here’s why:
Because even if you verbally commit to something, that’s not what you’re committed to. As I started on Tuesday, I’m going to continue to dive further into a commitment on Thursday also and reflect on what I really think it means to commit to something. Allow me to reflect more on Thursday as I write about committing with our hearts and our entire beings.