Dependability (vs. Inconsistency)
Fulfilling commitments even in the face of difficulty
To practice Dependability I will:
- keep my word
- be careful what I promise
- correct my mistakes
- pull my share of the load
- not have a bad attitude
Dependability is a twoway street. We depend on people and things and there are people and things that depend on us. Being dependable means we recognize and overcome obstacles that get in the way of delivering on a promise – even if the obstacle is a result of someone else not being dependable to us. On its most basic level, it means doing what we say we will do. At a deeper level, it also means saying and doing the right things. It is looking beyond ourselves to the community as a whole and realizing that our individual failures have an affect on others and sometimes can ripple beyond what we can immediately see.
This month, practice dependability by overcoming fears and obstacles to follow through on those promises and people to which we are committed.
“The greatest ability is dependability.”
– Bob Jones
“Build for your team a feeling of oneness, of dependence on one another and of strength to be derived by unity.”
– Vince Lombardi