Commitment is a promise that we make to others, and, more importantly, to ourselves in order to bring a specific goal to its fruition, regardless of the amount of inconvenience and obstacles that we have to deal with and to overcome along the way.
Action speaks louder than words. This adage can not have been much truer and much more applicably needed when it comes to gaining trust of others.
I am a long-standing member of a speaking club. Lately, I notice so many people, who have previously scheduled a meeting role or a speech spot, drop out at the last minute, leaving the meeting organizers scrambling to find replacements with almost no time. As someone, who has been living in Canada’s biggest city for more than a decade, I do understand the busy lifestyle that many city-dwellers lead; that being said, leaving a previously signed-up meeting spot vacant at the very last minute is just not something that truly responsible persons would normally do, especially since most of the scheduling was done online, weeks in advance.
Many of these meeting dropouts all introduced themselves as someone, who would like to improve their leadership and communication skills on their first evening at the meeting. Now I think to myself in my head that if they can’t even commit to showing up at the meeting consistently, how in the world will they expect us, the people, to whom their introduction was addressed, to believe in their words?