Tires bear a vehicle’s weight all the time, and when the vehicle is in motion, the tires must propel the vehicle forward and maintain enough traction to maneuver safely.
Similarly, your dependability frames the rest of your character. You might show diligence, but if you are not consistent or if you do not do your work in the assigned order, others cannot depend on you. If you have great compassion but others cannot depend on you, your compassion will never amount to more than pity.
Think About It
- Before accepting an invitation, double check your schedule and make sure you will be able to keep the date.
- Be realistic when you estimate the time it will take to finish a job.
- Avoid advertising products, features, or services you cannot deliver yet.
- Do not make impulsive decisions. Take time to review your schedule or your budget, and call the person back.
- Find out who you need to call, what to research, and when the deadline falls.
- Pay close attention to instructions, and ask questions to clarify what you do not understand.
- When assigned a routine task, learn it thoroughly so that you do not have to be reminded the next time.
- Start the process as soon as possible.
- Maintain the flexibility to make adjustments.
- Give your full effort.
- When you reach an impasse, ask yourself what you can adjust, and find ways to proceed or prepare for the next step.
- If you notice a quality issue, fix it immediately instead of trying to remember it later.
- Look for ways to improve your approach to each task.
- Double check the finished product.
- Involve everyone who can help implement the solution.
- Help coworkers work through unexpected complications.
- Take the first step toward overcoming the obstacle.
- When dealing with others’ demands, work through each issue until you identify the root problem and address it.