There really is a fine line between people that just say they are going to do something and the people that actually do it.
The older I get the more apparent the distinction between the two is.
You know what I am talking about…
The manager at work you can email and get a message back right away, with an answer.
The co-worker that you can talk about getting something done in a meeting and know that you will receive a follow up email afterwards with the steps you both should take to get it done and actually do it.
The friend that always plans that trip to New York you and your girlfriends have been talking about for years.
You know those people!
Are you one of them?
By observation, I don’t think this is something you have genetically. It is something you decide to be or not to be.
I started thinking about this recently when the number of meetings I had to attend at work dramatically increased.
It seemed to me that there was a lot of “talk” happening and not a lot of “doing”.
It made me wonder what the world would be like if we were held accountable for everything we have said we would do…
I think as a young “twenty-something” we are always wondering how to gain the respect of our parents, bosses, friends, family and so on…
I think one major element to gain that respect, is to do what you say you will do.
Gain their trust. Prove that you take accountability for what you say, your actions and show them they can count on you to take action and get things done!