When you make a commitment, you build hope. When you keep it, you build trust. – Stephen M. R. Covey
When you commit something to someone, you raise a hope within that person. It simply means that you are instilling hope and a desire within the other person. As a result, the other person starts expecting from you.
Commitments are just like promises, and as you promise something to someone, you gradually inject a hope within that individual.
However, that person starts believing in your words, and thus, it becomes really important to stick to your promise and ensure that your commitment doesn’t remain just a word, but you should prove the same via your actions.
It is extremely important to do what you say, as it determines your genuineness. You can say a lot of things, but when you keep your words, you make the other person realize that you are not just a person of words, but your actions support your words as well.
If you say something and do not do it, this means that you are just a man of words. Commitments give hope to the person on the other side, but when you keep your words, it signifies that you are a man who is potent enough to keep his promises. People, thus, start relying upon you.
When you keep your words, people start to trust you. It is easier said than done, and yes, it’s true. A man can say a thousand words, but the genuineness of a person is determined only when he keeps all those words.
It is essential to practice what you preach, and not everyone is worthy of doing so! When you stick to your word for the first time, you show it to the other person that you are one of those people who is capable of keeping his words and do all that is said.
Hence, you make the person believe you all over again. This is how the other person starts building trust in you, your words, and also on your potentials.
Therefore, make sure that every time you commit something, you abide by that and make the other person believe that you just don’t say something for the sake of saying, you even do it when the situation demands so!