Becoming reliable is an achievable goal, even if you have ADHD. The journey to reliability isn’t an easy one. It takes work, but you’ll experience some truly good vibes. Relationships improve, as does your confidence. Check out these 10 reasons to become reliable!
1. Your karma will improve. Nobody likes to get stood up or blown off, and for some people it is a relationship-ending pet peeve. Falling through on a promise or an appointment tells people, “You’re not worth my time.” It’s a lack of manners that really stings. When you stop acting that way, people will feel respected, and your relationships will get way better.
2. You’ll stop feeling like people are annoyed with you. As a result of feeling disrespected by chronic unreliability, your family, friends and colleagues might act pretty passive-aggressively towards you, even if nothing bad has happened. The more reliable you are, the faster this relationship dynamic goes away.
3. Your relationships will last longer. I always say that there’s a magical secret to long-term relationships: you stay together. As in, you don’t flake, and you don’t break up. You stick around. Never underestimate how much it counts just by being there.
4. Your boss will notice and reward you. There is no better way to show that you value your job than by showing up consistently and getting the work done without a fuss.
5. You will surprise everyone around you – and yourself – with how talented you are. You are good at what you do. When you show up consistently and put your awesome brain to the task, the results add up.
6. Your credit score will go up. Getting your bills in on time pays off, literally.
7. You’ll become someone trustworthy. Being an unpredictable person puts strain on your relationships, but people love seeing positive change. By promising to improve, and then following through, your loved ones will be impressed and touched. They’ll know they can rely on you.
8. You’ll get the chance to shine. By proving your reliability, the people at work and at home will begin to depend on you more. That’s when life gets really interesting: you’ll be there through the deep stuff, the messy stuff. When given the chance to help solve the problems that really matter, you’ll show all the gifts you have to offer.
9. Your future will look clearer. When life stops feeling like a rush or an emergency, it’s amazing how bright the future looks. You can plan ahead for serious things, like your career, but also for amazing opportunities, like a tropical vacation.
10. You’ll like yourself more. Admit it, it’s not very fun being the person who has disappointed someone important to you, again. It’s like a constant burden, with everyone waiting to catch you messing up. Life is much better without that negativity.