Saturday, 10 September 2011

The Most Important Promise

Most people I know try to honor the promises they make to others. And if something prevents them from keeping those promises, they feel bad about it.
But there is a certain type of promise that most of us break quite often and don’t give much thought to it. I’m talking about the promises we make—and break—to ourselves.

We all have them. The promises to eat healthier, exercise more, worry less, break out of our comfort zone. We swear that tomorrow will be the day we finally begin our novel, or start that new business, or take those flying lessons. But tomorrow has a way of never arriving.

What have you promised yourself you would do and never did? Or never finished? Isn’t a promise to yourself, just as important as a promise to others?

I’m here to tell you it is.

Honor your promises. Especially the ones you make to yourself.

1 comment:

  1. So true! I tend to keep my promises to others, but don't always keep the ones to myself. I spent a lot of time reflecting on September 11th- and I agree with you. We do need to keep our promises to ourselves. I am going to make a better effert. Most of my broken promises have to do with eating better. Thanks for the reminder.