About eight years ago, I promised myself that I would stop breaking promises to myself. Unfortunately, I am not perfect so from time to time, I break a promise that I've made to myself. However, when I remember the promise that I didn't keep I go back (or move forward) to making that promise a reality because I am Worthy.
I recently found this journal post that I wrote to myself and thought I'd share some of it with you....
So it’s 9:33am but I’m still going to write for at least 15 minutes. I’ve missed the last two days and even had the thought of not worrying about today. But I think something is shifting within me because I looked at the clock and said to myself, “just because it’s after 9”0clock doesn’t mean you missed writing for the day. There is still time. Keep your promise to yourself.” I like that, keep your promise to yourself.
So many times I’ve made self-promises that were broken. It becomes a habit sometimes and that's not a good thing. Making promises to yourself and keeping those promises, I believe, is an act of making yourself a priority. Keeping promises that you make to yourself helps to foster and maintain self-confidence, especially when there is a lack of self-confidence. Personally, it makes me feel stronger and more powerful. I’m pretty good at keeping promises that I make to other people, and that’s something I’m proud of and keeping ALL of the promises I make to myself would make me even prouder.
I'm sure you will agree that some promises are easy to keep but there are some that require a bit more effort. However, a promise isn't something to be thrown around lightly. If you promise something to someone, you must try your best to make it a reality. If you are the type of person who promises big things but never delivers, then no one will take you seriously, including yourself.
When you fail to keep promises to yourself your self-confidence takes a big hit. You start to lag or put things off in your life because sub-consciously you don't trust yourself. Would you trust someone who consistently broke the promises that made to you?
When you keep promises to yourself, you are showing yourself that you are trustworthy; it is empowering and instills true self-confidence. Studies that show that keeping a promise to yourself not only helps improve your confidence but it also helps you feel strong and it helps increase your productivity and your happiness.
Keeping promises to yourself leads to a better life, the life of your dreams.
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