“Most people fail not because of a lack of desire but because of a lack of commitment.”
~ Vince Lombardi
The utmost adherence of own words of promises is essential human virtue and a must needed leadership quality. The Standard of being fully dedicated to own duty speaks about the level of commitment of an individual. Abraham Lincoln said, “Commitment is what transforms a promise into a reality.” It is a kind of spiritual engagement and an acute sense of obligation that restricts a person’s freedom of action doing otherwise from the promises. Being the social entity, humans’ always need to trust and rely on others. As such, commitment acts as one of the most valued elements of social, organizational, or interpersonal bonding. It helps to develop a deep sense of belongingness among people. In an organizational necessity, a comparatively small group with stronger dedication and commitment can be more effective for a certain mission than a larger group.
Leadership commitment inspires people with the highest degrees of motivation. It acts as the backbone in a leadership environment that naturally propagates a sense of reliance and certainty among men. A leader’s level of commitment either be with own self or with others, display the effectiveness of a leadership environment. Committed leaders do not fear deterrence, and they do not give up in the face of adversity but remain focused on their promises. These leaders set examples for those who lack experience or confidence to go through the hard times. Commitment fosters comradeship, trust, reliance, and hope among people. Leaders who own their promises are always loved by their men with a high note and enjoys better reputations.
As a natural instinct, a man values another person for his commitment either for work, time, or any other tiny promises. Whoever holds this virtue is generally relied upon by people and can connect with others easily. A leader can succeed in holding people with him if he always keeps promises with the essence of his principles. Being a leader, you need to be absolutely careful about your every word since your people look at you with hope and pride. It means you must carefully focus on the promises you make by your words and the expectations you propagate through your vision. It also means, you earnestly feel the obligation that you are accountable to your people for your speeches, actions, and decisions. To keep a balance between reality and expectations, you have to know what is possible and what is not. Be realistic when you promise something, and make sure that you can deliver what you assured them. If you break even a tiny promise, you lose the respect and reliance of your men. If you fail to hold your commitment, indeed, you end up in your leadership role.
Training is sometimes unpleasant, but people can learn more effectively if you can draw their minds and engage them committed to an effort. If you want your people to possess commitment as a quality, inspire them, let them try and allow them to make mistakes, and then figure out an effective way to build a strong sense of self-respect within them. Let them work with freedom and help them enjoy pride in their work. Create an environment in your leadership so that people accept commitment as a precious culture in their individual life. Indeed, individual commitment defines the character of a person and the level of organizational commitment determines the degree of their durable success.
“Your level of commitment today will determine your leadership tomorrow. Your adherence to even tiny promises are your precious investment, so keep investing, and you will find inspiring results in days to come.”