Never make promises you can’t keep
In this time of easy access social media and hyper-networking, we are often called upon for favors, meetings, and all manner of time-consuming activities.
Be careful not to sign-up for something you have no intention of delivering on. As the saying goes, people may not remember what you say but they will remember how you make them feel. And failing to come through on your promises generally makes you and the other person feel crappy.
Make sure you understand the promise you are making before you commit.
“We have become a sloppy bunch of people. We say things we don’t mean. We make promises we don’t keep. “I’ll call you.” “Let’s get together.” We know we won’t. On the Human Interaction Stock Exchange, our words have lost almost all their value. And the spiral continues, as we now don’t even expect people to keep their word; in fact we might even be embarrassed to point out to the dirty liar that they never did what they said they’d do…” ~Greg Behrendt
As they say, you are only as good as your word and following through on promises can only increase your value.
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