Repose your word, staff to it. Before making any sort of promise consider a few things first: Probably the most important of them all… Understand that your word is a personal guarantee. Be selective with the projects you take on. Determine the amount of time and resourced necessary before making a promise. Synthesize your time and energy following to meet your goal. If it is a work document you promised your boss, complete it on time. Should it be a personal objective, don’t continuously let yourself down.