I'm a strong believer in giving 100%, pretty much all of the time.
It's more a measure of effort and willingness, than it is skill or productivity.
I try not to do things reluctantly.
I'm that girl. They talk behind my back, saying "she can do no wrong."
Here's the thing: I earned that. Because I keep my word.
I don't have to swear or vow or promise. I just do.
So when I mess up, I usually get the benefit of the doubt. That's the perk.
And I don't think it's an unreasonable expectation to have of others.
It's not always easy, but the alternative is unacceptable.
I'm blessed to have a partnership with a man who is the most trustworthy, hardworking man I know:
When he says he's going to do something, it's done.
[It also means he doesn't make too many social commitments.]
This unwavering character trait we both possess helps us to reinforce each other.
We know, at the end of the day, we can rely on each other, if on noone else.
There's great security in that.