Are You Committed?

In October 2019 Eliud Kipchoge ran the first sub-two-hour marathon in the history of mankind. Yep, I didn’t know of him and it doesn’t mean much to me.

What it does mean is people can accomplish great things when they are committed to a cause or effort that others don’t think is achievable.

No doubt he didn’t just wish something like this in his head. He trained and trained beyond what most people are willing to do. He and a bunch of people around him that were believers and committed to making it happen.

I’m sure you think in your head that you’re committed to being the best of the best. I don’t doubt that’s true outside of your head.

Saying we are going to improve our used car business and actually doing it are very different.

Even though you may think you’re fully committed, the difficult part for you is that you’re working with a team that isn’t.

Depending on your role in your dealership, it’s understandable that you would see the world differently than those in the trenches that are expected to make things happen day to day.

Assuming your thinking is more or less correct, you need to commit to pulling more people over to your way of thinking.

That takes great salesmanship and leadership skills. Heck, even if your ideas aren’t all that brilliant, you’d still be better off if everybody was running down the same railroad track.

It takes a serious commitment to run a sub-two-hour marathon.

It takes a serious commitment to run a powerful used car department.

Are you committed? That’s all I’m gonna ask, Tommy Gibbs