There is very little that is as important to your success as your reputation. Your reputation determines how you are viewed. If people do not think you are credible, they will not believe what you say. While it is easy to destroy your reputation, it is difficult to restore. Here are some things to keep in mind to keep your reputation at its best.
- Follow through: When you say you are going to do something, do it. You must be true to your word. If for some reason it becomes impossible to do what you said, be honest. Try your best to accomplish the task, but if you can’t go to the person and explain why you were unable to do what you said.
- If you don’t know, say so: There is nothing wrong with not being able to answer a question. If you don’t know the answer, say you don’t know but you will look into it. If you give an incorrect answer, when you know that it could be wrong, it hurts your credibility.
- Watch what you post on social media: There are hundreds of thousands of memes on social media. A large number of them are factually wrong. Before you share bad information, look it up. In many cases a simple Google search will tell you if the information is true. It doesn’t matter what your opinion is, don’t post factually inaccurate information.
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