Commitment & Expectation – How Hard is it to Keep Your Word?

I’ve been doing this a year, this blog, one year.  And faithfully I have posted my writing each week on Mondays.  I have committed to this and done this through vacations, sickness, work and other stressors or time stealers.  I like that I committed to it and have stuck to it.  I like that a friend of mine gave me some really good advice when I wanted to start the blog – be consistent, post frequently.  I like that I listened.  

I won’t lie, its been tough sometimes.  Like today, after a long day on site with a client, then some email clean up work and other things to attend to, then to pack and get ready for a very early flight tomorrow, this was the last thing I wanted to do, but, so was not sticking to my commitment.  

The way I am wired is that when I make up my mind and I commit, I’m all in and I don’t give up easily or quickly.  When I’m not totally committed, I give up far easier.  Why? Because it doesn’t mean anything to me? No, I don’t think that’s it, more that it doesn’t mean that much to me, as my husband would say ‘not a hill to die on.’  

And one of my pet peeves, scratch that, its not even a pet, its all peeve – is when people don’t keep their word.  I completely understand that things get in the way and life takes you other directions or you get hung up or whatever.  But at the end of the day, its a choice to not keep you word.  

I have a lot of reasons why I wouldn’t write this blog tonight, but none of them are worth going back on what I committed to myself.  Or what I have also committed to the people who read my blog on Mondays.

Its simple in so many ways and not so simple in so many other ways.  I told my husband when we first started dating, if you are going to be late for a date just call me, just let me know because its not fair that I am waiting for you.  It saves us both, he’s not worried I’m upset and I’m not upset because I’m informed and respected.  

I am not dismissing that there are really good reasons why people are late.  I am also not dismissing the really good opportunity you have to be respectful to those who are waiting for you.  Lateness is just one example, there are plenty of ways we don’t keep our word.

  • I’ll call you later.  And you don’t.
  • I’ll finish it tomorrow.  And you don’t.
  • I’ll exercise three times a week.  And you don’t.
  • I’ll pick that up on my way home. And you don’t
  • I’ll…

Its the same reason we all get so pissed off when the courier or postal service doesn’t keep their commitment on when something will be delivered.  They sell it to us, we believe them, they fail and don’t notify us, we get angry, we doubt them next time. Why is it different than if you are consistently late?  Or consistently forgetful and unapologetic? Does it make a difference if we pay for it? Does that give us some sort of right?  But what about the non-monetary price that people pay when we don’t keep our word?  What about expectation? Expectations that we help them set?  

This isn’t about being perfect, its about trying to be better.  If you spend a few minutes each day conscious of what you commit to and also when you don’t meet that commitment, you might become more selective in what expectation you help set and about how or when you will keep word.  

And in your daily leadership decisions, consider how not keeping your word, as simple as not being on time or not calling someone back, may affect the level of trust your team has in you – then think about how easy it might be to change that course.  

As Wayne Dyer says, ‘excuses be gone!’

  • Football Solutions FC Banants celebrate
    Posted at 16:45h, 07 November

    Follow Sportsmail’s coverage of the UEFA Champions League as Real Madrid host Wolfsburg at the Bernabeu in the second leg of their quarter-final. Real Madrid 3-0 Wolfsburg (3-2 agg) UEFA Champions League RESULT: Cristiano Ronaldo scores stunning hat-trick

  • Big derbies dominate weekend agenda
    Posted at 13:49h, 20 November

    Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has revealed the club would have been forced to use its overdraft to push through any permanent transfers in the summer. Pardew reveals Newcastle couldn’t sign in the summer without going into an overdraft

  • UEFA Europa League - Rangers - Nicky Hogarth - Statistics
    Posted at 18:51h, 20 November

    GRAHAM POLL: Marriner appeared somehow to miss what can only be described as a flying karate kick by Mangala on Everton’s Eto’o as the City man jumped in for an aerial ball. Manchester City will win title if they keep getting referees as benevolent as Andre Marriner, who missed karate kick by Eliaquim Mangala on Samuel Eto’o

  • gamefly
    Posted at 14:54h, 02 May

    These are in fact impressive ideas in on the topic of blogging.
    You have touched some pleasant things here. Any way keep up wrinting.

  • gamefly
    Posted at 23:09h, 02 May

    Thanks for the good writeup. It in reality was once
    a enjoyment account it. Look complicated to more introduced
    agreeable from you! By the way, how can we be in contact?

  • gamefly free trial
    Posted at 19:10h, 05 May

    Pretty! This was a really wonderful article. Thanks
    for providing this info.

  • mojang minecraft download
    Posted at 17:37h, 06 May

    I’m gone to inform my little brother, that he should also visit this blog on regular basis to obtain updated from
    most recent reports.

  • download minecraft free
    Posted at 14:21h, 07 May

    Hurrah! After all I got a web site from where I be capable of in fact obtain helpful
    facts concerning my study and knowledge.

  • how to download minecraft free
    Posted at 19:06h, 07 May

    Thanks for finally writing about >LaBuick & Co | Commitment &
    Expectation – How Hard is it to Keep Your Word?

    <Liked it!

  • mojang minecraft download
    Posted at 13:07h, 08 May

    Nice post. I was checking constantly this blog and I am impressed!
    Very helpful info particularly the last part 🙂 I care for
    such info much. I was seeking this particular information for a long time.
    Thank you and good luck.

  • g
    Posted at 16:41h, 10 May

    Hi there! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and say I genuinely enjoy reading your posts.
    Can you recommend any other blogs/websites/forums that cover
    the same topics? Thanks a lot!

  • g
    Posted at 13:32h, 11 May

    Way cool! Some very valid points! I appreciate you penning this article and also
    the rest of the website is very good.

  • g
    Posted at 13:40h, 11 May

    Hi there excellent blog! Does running a blog similar to this require a
    large amount of work? I’ve absolutely no knowledge of computer programming however
    I had been hoping to start my own blog in the near future.
    Anyhow, if you have any ideas or techniques for new blog owners please share.
    I know this is off subject however I just had to ask.
    Thank you!

  • minecraft free
    Posted at 08:00h, 13 May

    Awesome blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it from somewhere?
    A design like yours with a few simple tweeks would really make my blog shine.
    Please let me know where you got your theme. Many thanks

  • download minecraft pc
    Posted at 20:36h, 13 May

    In fact when someone doesn’t know after that its up to other visitors that they will
    help, so here it occurs.

  • minecraft download free
    Posted at 19:59h, 14 May

    You’re so interesting! I do not suppose I have read something like this before.

    So good to discover someone with some genuine thoughts on this issue.
    Seriously.. thank you for starting this up. This site is one
    thing that’s needed on the web, someone with a
    little originality!

  • minecraft free download pc
    Posted at 00:55h, 17 May

    Simply want to say your article is as astounding. The
    clearness to your publish is simply great and that i could think you are
    knowledgeable on this subject. Fine with your permission let me to take hold of your
    feed to keep updated with coming near near post.
    Thank you 1,000,000 and please carry on the enjoyable work.

  • gamefly free trial
    Posted at 12:45h, 28 May

    With havin so much content do you ever run into any
    issues of plagorism or copyright infringement?
    My website has a lot of exclusive content I’ve either authored myself or
    outsourced but it appears a lot of it is popping it up all over the web without my permission. Do you know
    any methods to help stop content from being ripped off? I’d truly appreciate it.

  • gamefly free trial
    Posted at 12:48h, 30 May

    Hi everyone, it’s my first go to see at this web site, and
    post is in fact fruitful designed for me, keep up posting these articles.

  • how to get help in windows 10
    Posted at 00:50h, 31 May

    Heya just wanted to give you a quick heads up and let you know a
    few of the images aren’t loading correctly. I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue.
    I’ve tried it in two different browsers and both show the same outcome.

  • gamefly free trial
    Posted at 08:33h, 01 June

    Thanks very nice blog!

  • gamefly free trial
    Posted at 10:35h, 02 June

    hello!,I like your writing very a lot! share we be in contact more approximately your post on AOL?
    I require an expert in this area to solve my problem.
    May be that is you! Taking a look forward to peer you.

  • gamefly free trial
    Posted at 12:36h, 04 June

    hey there and thank you for your info – I’ve certainly picked up something new from right here.

    I did however expertise a few technical points using this website, as I experienced to reload the web site a lot of times previous to I could get it to load properly.
    I had been wondering if your web host is OK? Not that I am complaining, but sluggish loading instances
    times will sometimes affect your placement in google and can damage your high-quality score if ads and marketing with Adwords.

    Well I am adding this RSS to my e-mail and can look out for a
    lot more of your respective exciting content. Make sure you update this again very soon.

  • gamefly free trial
    Posted at 00:17h, 05 June

    Hey there! This is my first visit to your blog!
    We are a collection of volunteers and starting a new project in a community in the
    same niche. Your blog provided us beneficial information to
    work on. You have done a marvellous job!

  • gamefly free trial
    Posted at 09:57h, 05 June

    Thanks for your personal marvelous posting! I really enjoyed reading it, you may be a great author.I will make sure to bookmark your blog and may come back someday.
    I want to encourage you to continue your great job, have a
    nice weekend!

  • gamefly free trial
    Posted at 18:22h, 05 June

    If you are going for most excellent contents like
    I do, just visit this website every day since it provides quality
    contents, thanks

  • gamefly free trial
    Posted at 00:38h, 07 June

    Hi there Dear, are you in fact visiting this website regularly,
    if so then you will absolutely take nice experience.

  • gamefly free trial
    Posted at 21:50h, 07 June

    Howdy! I know this is kinda off topic but I was wondering which blog platform are you
    using for this website? I’m getting tired of
    Wordpress because I’ve had issues with hackers and I’m looking at options for another platform.
    I would be fantastic if you could point me in the direction of a good platform.

  • gamefly free trial 2019 coupon
    Posted at 09:52h, 10 June

    Excellent blog post. I absolutely appreciate this website.
    Continue the good work!

  • playstation 4 best games ever made 2019
    Posted at 04:02h, 12 June

    Wonderful article! We will be linking to this great content on our site.
    Keep up the great writing.

  • playstation 4 best games ever made 2019
    Posted at 12:17h, 12 June

    I used to be recommended this web site by means of my cousin. I’m
    not sure whether or not this post is written by means of him as no one else recognise such special about my difficulty.
    You’re incredible! Thank you!

  • read the full info here
    Posted at 20:11h, 12 June

    I just want to say I am all new to weblog and absolutely liked your web page. Most likely I’m likely to bookmark your blog post . You amazingly come with fabulous stories. Appreciate it for revealing your website.

  • quest bars cheap
    Posted at 09:33h, 14 June

    obviously like your website however you need
    to check the spelling on quite a few of your posts. Several of them are rife
    with spelling problems and I to find it very bothersome to tell the truth then again I’ll certainly come
    back again.

  • quest bars cheap
    Posted at 03:14h, 15 June

    Excellent article. Keep writing such kind of information on your page.
    Im really impressed by it.
    Hi there, You have performed an excellent job. I’ll certainly digg it and
    in my view recommend to my friends. I am sure they will be benefited from this site.

  • Georgianna Ferullo
    Posted at 02:28h, 17 June

    it is sometimes kinda sad to watch some episode of Army Wives specially when there is a dead soldier**

  • Echo Patanella
    Posted at 20:11h, 17 June

    Iím not that much of a internet reader to be honest but your blogs really nice, keep it up! I’ll go ahead and bookmark your website to come back in the future. Cheers

  • John Deere Repair Manuals
    Posted at 23:30h, 18 June

    Nice post. I learn some thing tougher on diverse blogs everyday. Most commonly it is stimulating to learn content using their company writers and use a little from their site. I’d prefer to apply certain together with the content on my small blog regardless of whether you do not mind. Natually I’ll offer you a link on the web weblog. Many thanks for sharing.

  • John Deere Technical Manuals
    Posted at 19:03h, 19 June

    Comfortabl y, the article is really the sweetest on this precious topic. I concur with your conclusions and will certainly eagerly look forward to your upcoming updates. Simply just saying thanks will certainly not simply be sufficient, for the phenomenal clarity in your writing. I will certainly directly grab your rss feed to stay informed of any updates. Pleasant work and also much success in your business endeavors!

  • plenty of fish dating site
    Posted at 20:54h, 21 June

    Hey! I know this is kinda off topic however I’d figured I’d
    ask. Would you be interested in trading links or maybe guest
    authoring a blog article or vice-versa? My website goes over a lot of the
    same topics as yours and I believe we could greatly benefit from each other.
    If you might be interested feel free to shoot me an email.
    I look forward to hearing from you! Great blog by the

  • plenty of fish dating site
    Posted at 01:55h, 22 June

    Piece of writing writing is also a fun, if you know after that you can write if not
    it is difficult to write.

  • SEO expert
    Posted at 04:09h, 24 June

    Thanks for another great article. Where else could anyone get that kind of information in such a perfect way of writing? I’ve a presentation next week, and I’m on the look for such info.

  • Video seo expert
    Posted at 04:33h, 24 June

    Excellent blog here! Also your site loads up very fast! What web host are you using? Can I get your associate link on your host? I wish my web site loaded up as quickly as yours lol

  • Tractor Workshop Manuals
    Posted at 21:21h, 27 June

    Many thanks for bothering to line this all out for all of us. This write-up ended up being extremely useful in my opinion.

  • Marilynn Solages
    Posted at 01:34h, 29 June

    Heya! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any problems with hackers? My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up losing many months of hard work due to no backup. Do you have any solutions to stop hackers?

  • Marvis Faurrieta
    Posted at 22:42h, 30 June

    I always visit your blog everyday to read new topics.:**`”

    Posted at 14:14h, 01 July

    An outstanding share! I have just forwarded this onto a friend who
    had been doing a little research on this. And he actually ordered me lunch
    simply because I stumbled upon it for him… lol. So allow
    me to reword this…. Thanks for the meal!! But
    yeah, thanks for spending time to discuss this issue here on your blog.

  • Lanell Mccarter
    Posted at 18:49h, 01 July

    I am curious to find out what blog system you’re utilizing? I’m experiencing some minor security issues with my latest blog and I’d like to find something more safe. Do you have any recommendations?

  • Louise Janoff
    Posted at 19:33h, 05 July

    Good day! I know this is somewhat off topic but I was wondering which blog platform are you using for this site? I’m getting tired of WordPress because I’ve had issues with hackers and I’m looking at options for another platform. I would be fantastic if you could point me in the direction of a good platform.

  • Fletcher Badillo
    Posted at 19:02h, 08 July

    Only a few blogger would discuss this topic the way you do.;**.*

  • Evia Gloston
    Posted at 23:53h, 09 July

    I have to express some appreciation to you just for rescuing me from this type of problem. Right after searching throughout the search engines and obtaining methods which were not powerful, I was thinking my entire life was gone. Living devoid of the solutions to the difficulties you’ve solved all through this website is a critical case, and the ones that could have adversely affected my entire career if I hadn’t noticed your site. Your personal know-how and kindness in maneuvering all areas was very helpful. I am not sure what I would’ve done if I hadn’t come across such a step like this. I’m able to now relish my future. Thanks for your time so much for your specialized and sensible guide. I will not think twice to propose your web sites to anybody who needs and wants guidelines about this problem.

  • Yessenia Zittel
    Posted at 17:52h, 10 July

    Absolutely the best in his field, an elite assassin able to make problems disappear without anyone knowing.

  • quest bars
    Posted at 02:37h, 11 July

    WOW just what I was looking for. Came here by searching for quest bars

  • Milo Howton
    Posted at 23:46h, 13 July

    Hello! I know this is kinda off topic but I was wondering if you knew where I could locate a captcha plugin for my comment form? I’m using the same blog platform as yours and I’m having problems finding one? Thanks a lot!

  • plenty of fish dating site
    Posted at 11:05h, 15 July

    wonderful issues altogether, you just received a brand
    new reader. What would you suggest about your post that you simply made some days in the past?
    Any positive?

  • Alva Petka
    Posted at 09:01h, 16 July

    This web page is really a walk-by for all of the information you wanted about this and didn’t know who to ask. Glimpse here, and also you’ll positively uncover it.

  • how to get help in windows 10
    Posted at 09:19h, 16 July

    Good blog you have got here.. It’s difficult
    to find high-quality writing like yours nowadays. I honestly appreciate individuals like you!
    Take care!!

  • moved here
    Posted at 10:10h, 16 July

    It’s near not possible to come across well-advised individuals on this issue, but you come across as like you realize whatever you’re posting on! Cheers

  • how to get help in windows 10
    Posted at 13:19h, 16 July

    Every weekend i used to pay a quick visit this site, for
    the reason that i wish for enjoyment, as
    this this website conations truly pleasant funny information too.

  • how to get help in windows 10
    Posted at 21:49h, 17 July

    Hi, Neat post. There is an issue together with your website
    in internet explorer, may check this? IE still is the market leader and a large component to people will omit your fantastic writing because
    of this problem.

  • plenty of fish dating site
    Posted at 13:19h, 18 July

    Every weekend i used to visit this web site, because i wish for enjoyment, since this
    this website conations really good funny data too.

  • plenty of fish dating site
    Posted at 20:51h, 18 July

    It’s an amazing piece of writing for all the internet
    viewers; they will get advantage from it I am sure.

  • plenty of fish dating site
    Posted at 13:21h, 19 July

    Unquestionably believe that which you stated.

    Your favorite reason seemed to be on the web the simplest
    thing to be aware of. I say to you, I definitely get annoyed while people think about worries that they just don’t know
    about. You managed to hit the nail upon the top as well as defined out the whole thing without having
    side-effects , people could take a signal. Will probably be back
    to get more. Thanks

  • how to get help in windows 10
    Posted at 03:00h, 21 July

    Its not my first time to go to see this website, i am browsing
    this site dailly and obtain good data from here all the time.

Post A Comment