Dependability

More important than talent

How dependable are you? When you give your word to do something, can others count on you to follow through, even if it is more difficult than you expected? When you experience unexpected difficulties, do you use them as excuses for not following through? Can your family and friends count on you to turn down other opportunities to show up for them during special events? Do you graciously but firmly turn down invitations that will distract you from following through on your commitments?

If you can be only one thing, be dependable. It beats being talented and clever every time. Be faithful in little things as well as big things and committed to excellence in all that you do. How you do anything is how you’ll do everything. The dependable person is truthful in what they say and can be trusted to keep confidential information private. Do you want to be more successful? A simple and effective strategy is to be the most dependable person you know.