“When you make a commitment, you create hope. When you keep a commitment, you create trust!”
-John C. Maxwell
As we all know that when we commit ourselves to anything we are dedicating ourselves to that cause. It can be to lose weight, marriage or to the people we serve within our job. As I discovered from today’s quote by author, speaker and podcaster John C. Maxwell a commitment actually has to parts to it: making one and keeping one. Both rely on our responsible decision making skills as leaders. Hope is not a strategy but it does create a sense of believing that anything is possible as a commitment breathes life into the cause. It’s like knowing that much needed check will be in your bank account by the time the bills are due. It also breeds positive thoughts that the cause is being backed fully and wholeheartedly.
The key to it sustaining itself and developing into trust as John C. Maxwell states is when that commitment is kept no matter what challenges come our way. Nothing in life is easy. Not before, during or after our decisions are made. Doubt will creep in and that is normal. We must remember that Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither is any just cause. We must stay the course and fight the good fight. We have more than just ourselves to consider. We must decide that once we create a commitment that we honor we must see through to the end of that commitment.
What does this quote mean to you and how can you apply today’s message towards developing your responsible decision making skills?