I think one of the most valuable things I was ever taught was this: you are what you do, not what you’ll say you do. I’m quiet, so I have plenty of time to observe. Yes, I do listen, but I compare the word with the deed, and if they frequently fail to match up, I lose trust.
Your word is your bond. Be certain your words match your actions. Keep your word and fulfill your promises. Your character is more important than your reputation.
“Be Impeccable With Your Word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.” -Don Miguel Ruiz