A‘ bove and beyond’ means nothing
We are constantly making or receiving promises. While we experience extreme disappointment when someone breaks their promise, the opposite is not true. A study published in the Social Psychological and Personality Science indicates that there isn’t an increase in gratitude or appreciation when promises are exceeded, such as delivering earlier or more than stipulated. In fact, the donor of the promise doesn’t gain any points from the deed. These findings illustrate the weight society puts on keeping a promise just as it has
been defined. Tip: keep, don’t exceed, your promises.