One of the most overlooked things about keeping your word is the effect it has on your own conscience.
This is what popular internet quotes say:
“Nothing’s more wretched than a guilty conscience.”
“If you have to sneak to do it, Lie to cover it up, or DELETE it to prevent it from being seen, you probably shouldn’t be doing it.”
“The only people mad at you for speaking the truth are those people who are living a lie.”
You see, keeping your word might be rather a dull concept to some and others might have a very laissez faire attitude to it all but in the end there is only one person that actually matters in all this. YOU.
Because YOU will know.
YOU will know you didn’t keep your word, and that is if not everything, massive.