#013: Do What You Say You're Gonna Do

If you put your intentions and goals into the world (and work to make them true), there's a greater chance they actually happen. Duh.


Your word is bond and it fucking matters.


When you tell your parents that you’ll take the trash out, take the damn trash out.


When you tell your significant other that date night is on Friday, take them out on Friday.


When you tell your co-workers that you’ll get the job done, get the job done.


When you tell your mom you’ll make the dean’s list, make the dean's list.


However, your word doesn’t always mean talking to other people.


It can mean talking to yourself too.


Two people come to mind when we think of those examples: Conor Mcgregor and Deshaun Watson.


* I know that there are still a lot of questions and allegations surrounding Deshaun Watson. I do not support or condone those actions if they are true in any capacity. This article is referencing something about him that I know to be true about him and brings a positive light to example.

 

McGregor

 

In 2015, Mcgregor fought Jose Aldo who was arguably the best MMA fighter of all-time up until that point.


However, Mcgregor predicted (publicly and very detailed) that he would knock Jose Aldo out in the first round. 


He did exactly that… and shocked the world in the process.


He knocked Jose Aldo out in 13 seconds.


He has been quoted saying “If you can see it, and you have the courage to speak it, it will happen.”


Watson


Deshaun Watson, on the other hand, is very similar.



In 3rd grade he promised his mother that he would finish at the top 10% of his class every year.


In high school, he promised his mother he would never do drugs or drink alcohol.


His junior year of college, he promised one of his coaches that he would: win the national championship, win the Heimsan trophy AND be drafted in the first round of the 2017 NFL draft…


Well guess what.


Deshaun Watson did all of that and more.


He finished with Honors or on the Dean’s List every single year from 3rd grade until he graduated college *in 3 years*.


In his last year at Clemson… he won the NCAA title, the Heisman AND was drafted 13th overall (in the first round) by the Houston Texans.


He’s the definition of staying true to your word.