What’s the secret to success? Here it is, profoundly simple:
Do what you say you’re going to do.
I’ll repeat it: Do what you say you’re going to do.
NO: rounding up what you say, no blowing it off, assuming that they’ll forget what you said. Aim for impeccable. You may miss the target, but you’ll be in your zone of integrity.
Of course you can’t always do what you said you would. Minds change and some prerogatives need their exercise. When you can’t or choose not to honor your word, then just say so—quickly, with sincerity and care.
Words are arrows. Take aim.
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Danielle LaPorte is the author of The Fire Starter Sessions: A Soulful + Practical Guide for Creating Success on Your Own Terms. Deemed “the best place online for kick-ass spirituality,” over a million people have head to DanielleLaPorte.com for her straight up sermons of life + livelihood. An inspirational speaker, former think tank exec, and business strategist, she is the co-author of Your Big Beautiful Book Plan. Find Danielle on Facebook + Twitter @daniellelaporte + at her digital temple: DanielleLaPorte.comMarch 12, 2012