I am sort of a quote guy. I love coming up with them and I love reading them. Today I have one from one of my favorite college football analysts...not that he's a great analyst, but he seems to be a great guy and was a wonderful football coach. His name is Lou Holtz. During the season they even refer to him as Dr. Lou as he gives out the prescriptions needed to be a champions and win games. And the Doc said it like this:
“Don't ever promise more than you can deliver,
but always deliver more than you promise.”
Now I really take that to heart. Oftentimes we can over-extend ourselves in what we promise to others and then find out at the end of the day that we can't keep the promise. Let me break that down a bit. If you are notoriously late for ALL your meetings, don't promise to be on time! People will respect you more when they know that they can count on you to do what you say. It's usually the little things that can cause huge problems.
Today, you may find yourself using the words, "I promise..." When you do, and before you finish that sentence, think about what the doctor ordered here and make certain you can deliver on that promise. And then go the extra mile and bring more! Always deliver more than you promise!