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Honor Commitments: Do what you Say You’re Going to Do

By Lindsay Preach and Sandy Foster

JW Way #7: Honor commitments.  Do what you say you’re going to do, when you say you’re going to do it.  If a commitment can’t be fulfilled, notify others early and agree upon a new commitment to be honored.

Many people believe Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time. A 6 time NBA Champion, 6 time NBA Finals MVP, 5 time NBA MVP, 14 time NBA All-star and 3 time NBA All-Star Game MVP are just a few of his many accomplishments. What drove him to reach this summit? His level of commitment to himself, his team and the game of basketball did.  

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, commitment is defined as: a promise to do or give something; a promise to be loyal to someone or something; and the attitude of someone who works very hard to do or support something. 

Everyone has the power to commit to something. We CAN be part of the greatest firm if we all keep our promises and have a committed attitude. Communicate, fulfill promises and work hard. Great things will happen. 

Let’s put the ball back in MJ’s court…

“You have to be uncompromised in your level of commitment to whatever you are doing, or it can disappear as fast as it appeared…  Excellence isn’t a one-week or one-year ideal.  It’s a constant. There will be days when you don’t feel on top of your game, or meetings in which you aren’t at your best, but your commitment remains constant. No compromises.”   

-Michael Jordan

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