Who watches ESPN? Has anyone seen the “C’MON MAN!” segment that the ESPN NFL analysts team puts on during football season? Basically, the analysts are breaking down plays, and they will break down plays for example, where someone missed their assignment and gave up a big play, or they will break down plays that when you watch them, it just leaves you scratching your head in disbelief. Then, after showing the play and breaking it down, the analyst will say “C’MON MAN!”, meaning like, “what were you thinking” or “you have got to be kidding me”.
Well, I have my own “C’MON MAN!” thought for the day. Will someone please, please, please hold him/herself accountable and take responsibility for his/her own actions?! “C’MON MAN!!! ” This is something that is one of my major pet peeves. Time and time again, I hear people say that they will do something, or they will get something done, and then it does not happen. It has become habitual behavior for many people, that they do not live up to their commitments. Broken promises and continuous let-downs seem to have become part of our every day life, and that has to change!
Relationships both personally and professionally are built on trust. If you are not holding yourself accountable and taking responsibility for your own actions by simply doing what you say you will do, how can you ever be trusted? How can relationships develop, and how can you excel in relationship building? Both personal and professional growth are heavily dependent on your relationships and your ability to create relationships. If you constantly let others down by simply not following through on your word, you will have a steep, uphill climb ahead of you in every phase of life.
I would like to give a challenge to all who are reading this essay. The challenge is this: “C’MON MAN!”, for the next 30 days, make a commitment to yourself that you will do EVERYTHING that you say you will do, and stick to it. If you make a promise, keep it. If you make a commitment to do something, do it. If you take on a responsibility, hold yourself accountable. 30 days, that is what I am asking. The reason I say 30 days is because if you can do it for 30 days, you can do it for a lifetime.
-The Sales Leader