The best performers seem like they’re on all the time.
But it sure looks like they are.
That’s why they’re the best performers.
How do they do it?
They deliver what they say they will. And they don’t take on what they can’t.
Being “on all the time” really comes down to being “(h)on(est) all the time.”
Saying yes to everything is a favor to nobody. It’s just dishonest.
Be truthful, all the time. You’ll have nothing to apologize for. Anyone unimpressed with the truth is not worth impressing.
When you accept that you’d rather be honest than impressive, you surprisingly become pretty impressive.