2012 – The Year of Ultimate Success

April 2 – Tip of the Week 

Shawn, last week we explored the first of the four assessments: Sincerity, Reliability, Competence, and Care – and in particular the conversations we have with ourselves, about ourselves regarding “sincerity”.  This week we will take a look at the 2nd assessment: “Reliability”. 

Charles Feltman defines “reliability” as: “the assessment that you meet the commitments you make, that you keep your promises”. What are the disempowering conversations that you have when you assess your own “reliability”.  What about when you assess the reliability of others in your life?  Spouses, co-workers, friends – how do they rate for you?  How do you think you rate for them?  Can you count on yourself to deliver what you promise? 

If there is nothing wrong in being “at work on” becoming a 100% reliable human being – what would it look like for you to really take that on?  Abraham Lincoln said, “We must not promise what we ought not, lest we be called on to perform what we cannot.”  Human beings are great justifiers.  We can justify not keeping our promises quite easily.  Mostly we have trouble keeping them because we are not intentional and present when we make them to begin with.  What is a promise that you made to yourself indiscriminantly?  What about the promises you make to others, without checking to see if it is actually workable? 

This week – notice the promises you are making and take note of any disempowering conversations you have around those promises.