Keeping Your Word

The last article I shared talked about little white lies and the reasons behind the behavior.  That leads me to further this line of thought and talk about keeping your word.  When you say you will do something and then do not, it leaves others with an impression of you.  If you fail them often they lose respect for you and stop taking you seriously.  They come to expect you to be late, not call, no-show, forget and generally not care.

Therefore we it comes time for someone they can rely on…they do not look to you!  This can have serious implications on your life, especially professionally!!  You need to read this article carefully:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/margaret-paul-phd/keeping-promises_b_2519691.html

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12 thoughts on “Keeping Your Word

  1. Well there’s the damn problem. I do what I say I’m going to do and people take it for granted that if I said it it gets done. I think I need to bite a few people just to keep them guessing.

    1. I have found that keeping one’s word is so rare these days that people are drawn to you like bugs to a zapper. I agree that sometimes people will try to take advantage of you by piling on extra tasks! They know you will get them done as other people slack off.

      1. That might work for other people and it gets tried with me until notice is given, politely, I won’t own what isn’t mine and if need be I’ll hand you back the stick dirty end first.

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