Beyond the potential negative effects in your job, your relationships can suffer as well if you are not reliable. Your kids need to know you will be there for them, to pick them up from school, to provide for them, to show up when they need you and to be there no matter what. Your friends will only stay your friends if they know they can depend on you. You get the point. Reliability is important, and it’s time we all dedicate a little effort to flexing our reliability muscle. Here are 8 ways to show more reliability (and therefore a more successful) person.