Why you should not make promises and fail to keep them

Are you one of those “promise and fail” individuals? If yes, this article is for you. 

I know that there are times when we take on tasks or promise to help someone out and things come up so we don’t end up helping out. If this is how it happens, this is understandable as long as you communicate to the person expecting you to deliver that you will not longer be able to. 

There are some people who have a habit of doing this. They just sweet talk they being able to deliver and end up leaving their friend, client or lover disappointed and hurt as the case may be. 

If you read my post from yesterday, I talked about cultivating being honest as a habit this month. So if someone reaches out to you to help out with something and you know you cannot deliver, do not take the job. 

If at all at first you thought you could deliver and as you progressed, it was not looking like you would meet up, do not wait until the when you are supposed to submit or give feedback you start making excuses. 

My kind of person would never recommend you to anyone after that incident and I will not use you for any other job I get.  

So today, my fellow humans, let us stop this. It does not speak well of you, it does not help your brand and you will miss out on opportunities if you keep up with this behavior. 

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  1. You’re so right about this and it was part if my manifesto not to say ‘Yes’ when I know I can’t do it. Thanks for sharing.

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