Reliable people get and keep friends more easily, forge deeper relationships, receive the best opportunities, are granted more autonomy at work, have more self-confidence, live with integrity, and carry a clear conscience. Here are signs you fall in this category:
You start and finish projects
The best way to finish strong is to start strong. Keeping your word or simply doing the right thing is rarely convenient, so reliable people let their actions rise above their excuses.
You respect Time, Yours and Others’
If you tell someone you can meet at a certain time, you have made a promise. Being on time shows others that you are a person of your word. When late, you are saying, “My time is more valuable than your time.”
You Confirm plans
Confirm plans the morning of or even day before those plans. Everyone appreciates knowing for certain that you’re still on for your plans.
You value your values. Your values should dictate your behaviour, not your circumstances or fleeting feelings. Maya Angelou said, “You can tell a lot about a person by the way he or she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.” Being a reliable person not only means doing what you say, but it also means doing what is right, regardless of what you have committed to. Many tasks in life and work are inherent in the role you play (a boss, parent, friend, sibling, mentor), and the reliable person does not have to be told what to do.