This word is a very strong word that is very crucial in the day to day life of humans. The word means the characteristic of being dependable; the ability to be depended upon.
If looked at carefully one will also see what it means to depend on one’s ability in terms of craft, skills, talent, professionalism, etc. We all grow to a level where we have learned so many things and it is all that we learn that we have learnt that will make way for us because your skill is of high importance if one must grow. In the journey of self-discovery, it is important for us to consciously not how dependable we are and how well others can rely on us to proffer solutions. People do not associate themselves with those who will cause more issues rather they will like to ensure that people who are close to them can deliver and give results as and when due.
It is pertinent to note that one’s level of dependability is most time tied with a lot of responsibility because people see you as a solution provider or as an expert in whatever one is involved in.
We, therefore, need to take our level of dependability to a higher level and become people who are result-oriented and solution providers as the case may be. One will get more clever when one is dependable because it is only when you get involved in things that you totally become a master in that area. No one takes credit for being unreliable or for not being dependable. You only get to expose yourself and make people avoid you because people do not like to associate themselves with others that cannot be trusted to execute a particular thing.
A man with a skill or talent that is not dependable will become irrelevant and useless in no distant time. You need to ask yourself the question “Am I being relevant? Can people trust me to come up with solutions?” You know the honest truth to this question and you just must be true to yourself. No matter how long you try to cover how unreliable you are there will be a time the whole secret will be exposed because your level of dependability will be tested.
“Cultivate dependability and you will always have responsibilities”.-Roy L. Smith
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