Reliability means that others can depend on you. You keep your commitments and give your best to every job. You are responsible. You don’t forget, and you don’t need to be reminded. Other people can relax knowing things are in your reliable hands.
I believe that Reliability is a trait of a Leader and it also lends itself to building trustworthy and meaningful relationships. Leaders create systems and process to manage their affairs and they don’t get stuck on the little things. We can literally spend and entire lifetime being “busy” and getting nothing done. Being reliable IS keeping your commitments and it is also doing what you say you are going to do.
It’s amazing how we teach these traits and virtues by way of example as well- can your kids and friends trust your word? Do you say “just a minute” and leave them hanging? When we choose to be reliable our word and our integrity become our most prized characteristics – and there are very few, if any, circumstances that we are willing to compromise our own personal integrity.
“Don’t be reliable only when its convenient”