Are you impeccable with your word? One of the thing that resonates with me in being impeccable with your word is doing what you say you’re going to do.

I have not always been great at this, really just passing through life. I was not intentional with what I said and what I did.

I had no idea how it was affecting my relationships. I figured it didn’t matter all that much, that people would somehow just understand that I have a busy life. Pretty sure I have really hurt some people along the way with that attitude, as I have been hurt recently by such actions. Over the years and through self-discovery I determined that I want to be a person who is impeccable with my word. That begins with myself.

Yesterday, I went out for a 3 mile run. Literally 1/4 mile into the run my stomach started bothering me and I didn’t feel great so I took the loop heading back to my house but I had set out to run 3 miles…….so THAT is what I was going to do. That run turned out to be very educational and I felt great after about 1 mile. I did what I told myself I was going to do, which is where being impeccable with our word should begin, ourselves. It would’ve been so easy to talk myself out of it (almost did) but I want to be intentional and impeccable with my word, even to myself!

Are you in a place where you are unable to do what you say you’re going to do? Do you have too many obligations? Too many people who require your attention?

In my experience this destroys business and personal relationships. It also destroys progress you want to make in improving your own circumstances, because you are easily able to talk yourself out of doing the thing you told yourself was important to do.

There are some very practical, very simple steps that you can take that protect your relationships. Think about the 5 things that are most important to you in this life. Go ahead…….I’ll wait. (as an example mine are: Faith, Family, Fitness, Relationships, Financial Freedom)

Now, before you do anything (ie……ask a friend to lunch, pull together quotes for someone, start a project, complete a project) Take TIME to ask yourself if it fits in with those 5 values that you deemed most important to you. Seriously, if someone has asked you to do something, let them you know you will get back with them {within a reasonable timeframe} and (look at your calendar, look at your obligations, check your values) Then decide if YOU can do it, and what timeframe is reasonable. If you say yes and then flake, the person on the other end feels let down or worse, trust is broken…… Alternately, you do it and you feel resentful. Neither of these scenarios are good for your relationships!

There needs to be an intentionality to your decisions based on your VALUES and your TIME. You are not able to make everyone happy, never will be able to. But you can be impeccable with your word so when you say you are going to do something, YOU DO IT!

This nourishes your relationships and trust grows because the people around you know beyond a shadow of a doubt that when you say you are going to do something, you will.

What are your thoughts on being impeccable with your word?