Say What You Mean; Mean What You Say
Imagine if everyone actually said what they meant AND meant what they said – which is validated by the actions that follow. Simply put, if you promise something, follow through (mean what you say).
If you want something, ask and be clear and purposeful (say what you mean). In Scripture, it says to let your “yes” mean “yes” and your “no” mean “no”. No need for complicated explanation. No room for interpretation – that’s what makes this so powerful!
What if you had a team of people who ALWAYS said what they meant and meant what they said; their yes’s were yes’s and their no’s were no’s? How well could you predict their performance? How much could they be depended upon? How many clients, vendors, co-workers, managers, etc would love to work with them? How much time, energy, resources and ultimate leverage would that provide you?
The big question is - would you make this team? Gandhi says, “Be the change you wish to see in this world” – so on a smaller level, let’s agree to be the change we want to see in our team.