When you hear the words “I’ll call you right back” or “I’ll be there”, what are the odds it won’t happen? What happened to personal integrity, did it go out the door? It seems we live in a world of excuses or lies.
How important is it to you to give your word? Verbal promises are nothing more than tongue wagging appeasement to fill up the time when one should be speaking the truth.
Think about it, when you give your word, does it really mean something? It does to me, it means you are known to be Reliable, Respectful, Trusted, Dependable and your Integrity is multiplied.
So next time you give your word, mean it. Wouldn’t you rather have someone tell you the truth? Do you want to be known as the one who always says they will call you back or be there and everyone knows you won’t? Take a step forward and think about the benefits derived from making your “word” count for something (a promise kept). If you can’t call them back, or you can’t make it, be up front and just tell the truth that you can’t make the appointment or you have appointments and won’t be able to call back right away. Sometimes, the truth will set you free.