“The most successful people I know are also the most reliable.”
– Wayne Gerard Trotman
Reliability is one of the best things that you can show someone. It builds trust in a way like no other. Continuously showing up and doing what you said you were going to do when you said you were going to do it is a fantastic way of standing out.
The process of becoming known as a reliable person is a long one. Mostly because it requires trust and the only way to build trust is through time. It is a long road but it is a good one to take.
Once you start down the road it helps other people feel comfortable, it gives them a reason to fully trust you. The more someone trusts you the more they give you to trust. Maybe you start receiving extra projects or more responsibilities. Slowly but surely you end up climbing the ladder.
The best thing that you can do for yourself is to always make a good impression and be consistently punctual and reliable. It will get you so much further than one big break ever could. A high high is often followed by a low low but a steady stream upward is the secret ingredient to a wonderful career.