post # 474 — December 11, 2007 — a Careers post
Consistency, dependability and regularity work: occasional peaks of excellence don’t.
For example, always meet your deadlines.
If you are asked to do something, make sure you know exactly what it is and when it is due.
If you have doubts about your ability to complete on time or about the taskâ€™s priority or importance, raise your concern with your manager or client immediately.
It is OK to need more time as long as you ask for it ahead of time. It is OK to struggle and ask for help.
It is not OK to break your commitments. The fastest and surest way to fail is to break your word.