Are you Reliable?
Actually, your answer to that question doesn't really matter because our self-perception is often inaccurate.
This is the question that matters: Do others think you are Reliable?
And I'm not talking about emergency situations. I'm talking about everyday situations and interactions.
In our Versatility programming one key measurement of Versatility is whether or not others find you Reliable.
Here are some things that factor into Reliability:
A deeper dive:
Conscientiousness: do you do the right thing?
Flexibility: are you open to other ideas and solutions?
Optimism: do you have a positive outlook?
Creative: can you imagine possibilities?
Problem Solving: are you a complainer or do you actually contribute to solving problems and challenges?
Resiliency: can you persevere through difficulty?
Let's look at it this way... if a person can't be counted on to do the right thing, they always have to do things their way, they are pessimistic, they complain about problems vs solving them and they easily unravel when things get challenging... people are NOT going to find them very Reliable and their opportunities, successes and quality of life will likely follow that theme.
Reliability is a big deal that we need to pay attention to. It's also something we should be talking to our kids about.
It's more about consistency than perfection and a little bit of intention and effort can go along way.