We all want to be dependable in one way or the other in any relationship that we might be in. It is disappointing to discover that in a relationship we may be the person who others cannot depend on. As a result you might never really have a satisfactory relationship. In this article we have noted three things that you can do to be dependable.
1. Deliver on time as promised
As customers we are delighted when a company delivers our needs as promised on time. Our minimum expectation is that they must deliver what they promised in the right quality when we need it. Similarly in a relationship if you say you are going to do something then do it, don’t delay or have excuses. Excuses might sound cute but in reality they are the worst things when you are not consistent in what you would have promised. So if you want to be dependable then be that friend or partner who delivers on what they say they would deliver.
2. Be honest and stand up for it
You will only be as trusted as you are honest. When the honesty goes out the door, then the trust goes. Love is based on truth not just being there or saying sweet things. It is about appreciating a person for who they are and being honest enough to respect each other. So if you lie consistently and are found out there is no way anyone can depend on you.
3. Set aside your emotions and be there
There is nothing wrong in being emotional but if your emotions stop you from being dependable then that relationship will not last. The world never stops to turn, the sun still keeps shining, hence being dependable has no seasons. You can not excuse yourself as a friend because there is something that you don’t like.At work the mark of a true professional is to be able to do what needs to be done despite personal affiliations. When you are in a relationship you promise to be there when you can. Be there.
If you want to be dependable think about how you want others to be dependable, and how you would feel if your friend or partner is consistent in not being honest, delivery and being there for you.