While in school, I remember, being told by one of my teachers, “Say what you do and do what you say”.
I probably did not understand what she said in the same perspective, then. Over the years I have noticed people say something and do something else.
Why do they do so?
A quick recap of some of these events brings us close to the answer. People commit left, right and center on issues they probably think, they can handle. While their intention is to accomplish the task agreed upon, they find it difficult to live up. Mostly it is found the intentions are very much positive while making their commitments, however, somewhere in between it becomes tough for them, either due to lack of knowledge or skill, to complete the task within the specific time agreed upon.
When people commit something and fail, the confidence in them is lost permanently. On the contrary when someone fails to commit anything, confidence cannot be built upon them at all. The learning point is not to commit on everything all the time, however, commit on things that you are certain.
In a nutshell, “Say what you do and do what you say”.