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  • Writer's pictureTanya Louise

How To Be More Reliable In Life

Reliability is a hugely important trait that, if mastered, can enhance your life in many ways, from your relationships to your career and your own peace of mind and mental health.

To some people it seems to come naturally, whereas others are the complete opposite, seemingly to be entirely unreliable even if they try hard not to be. I always used to be on time, in fact, I'd usually be early, but since having cancer it made me stress over some of the smaller trivial stuff less, and so over the last few years I never seem to leave myself enough time to get ready for example, something I'm trying to get better at. If you fall into the same category, here are some of the ways you can be more reliable in life; understand what they are and implement just a few, and you might find that things start to improve. Read on to find out more.

Manage Your Commitments

Being reliable is a different thing from always saying yes. Agreeing to do things that you don't want to will make you unhappy and you’ll only begrudge it. It’s far better to manage your commitments so that when you do say yes to something, you can definitely achieve whatever it is you need to do.

I found myself racing from one job to another last week, which wasn't ideal as I was clock-watching. If possible it's better to agree to less and to do it all to a high standard and on time without causing yourself or anyone else too much stress than to find you are overwhelmed and unable to do it all. You can be reliable in everything you do without having to do everything.

Communicate Well

When you are able to communicate well, you will instantly be a lot more reliable. Good communication means you make things clear and when you are given instructions and information. (for example, if you are claiming compensation for the Camp LeJeune water contamination health issues, you’ll get everything right. If you need help with this problem, you can learn how much compensation you can get here)

It's important to let people know about any delays. Sometimes delays are inevitable, but if you are able to communicate and ensure that everyone is aware of what is happening, you will still be considered reliable. It’s when you don’t tell anyone anything, and people are expecting things of you by a certain time or wondering where you are, that things can start to go wrong, and you will be deemed unreliable. All it would have taken was an email, text, or perhaps a phone call, and things would be a lot different.

Problems happen in life. You might need to get to an appointment only to find that your car has broken down. It could be that your child is unwell, and you have to stay to take care of them. It could be anything, but communication is key.

Respect Other PeoplesTime

Everyone’s time is extremely precious – that includes yours and anyone with whom you have made an agreement. So if you promise to make a phone call at a certain time, that you’ll have a report done by a specific date, or that you’ll meet someone at a set time, it’s crucial that you keep to these times. By telling someone you are going to contact them in any way, you are making a promise, and keeping your promises is important in terms of your reliability. As soon as you start breaking these promises, you’ll find that people consider you to be extremely unreliable, and this can cause you many problems, as well as give you a bad reputation.

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