Join Dave Crenshaw for an in-depth discussion in this video Follow through on your commitments, part of Time Management Tips Weekly.
- There are many rules of thumb…when it comes to being successful.…But I think that the first, most important rule,…and probably the simplest, is this,…do what you say you're going to do…when you say you're going to do it.…Now it's very easy for any of us to promise…that we're going to get something done…and that we're going to get it done by a certain date.…But the real challenge,…is following through on that promise…and keeping it consistently.…How can you be more consistent at doing…what you say you're going to do…when you say you're going to do it?…Here are six tips to help you stay on track.…
First of all, always have your calendar.…Make that calendar your best friend.…Keep it with you at all times.…And before you make a commitment to anything,…look at it.…Look at how much time you have available.…That will help you do a better job…of estimating what is actually realistic…for you to accomplish.…Second, when making the commitment,…have a conversation with the other person and verify it.…Ask questions like,…when is the latest I can get this to you?…
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