I didn’t realize how amazing being responsive was… until people were actually responsive.
I think so rarely do people respond immediately that we’re a bit shocked when they do.
This made me realize… if you want to make an impact in the world- in your relationships, in your community, in the workplace… it really can be that simple- just respond. Respond quickly. Respond with something.
Even if you don’t have the answer right away. Even if you don’t have the time- justing send a short response like, “hi! I’ll follow up on this” or “I’ll give you a call back” means something. Hopefully you’ll follow through with that, because if you don’t, your fast response time will mean little.
I think the reason responsiveness is so impactful is because responsiveness is really veiled as respectfulness. It validates that you have enough importance to that person for them to stop whatever it is they are doing- and simply respond.
Want to make a change in the world? Just respond 🙂