Stop Breaking Promises to Yourself
A promise is “a declaration that something will or will not be done,
given, etc., by one:” Dictionary.com
I know that you have identified your New Year’s resolution. You have written them in your journal and dreamt of the day when you can cross them off as complete. Maybe you have decided to lose weight, get a new job, stop smoking, or finally fire that lame friend who takes more than she gives. Maybe you have decided once and for all to make peace with growing older. Not in a sad fatalistic way, but in an empowered life came at me hard, and I conquered it kind of way.
But I want to help you do something that will make the resolutions you have made much easier to accomplish. Not to damper your resolve, but 95% of New Year’s resolutions just don’t happen. I do not have any scientific proof now, but I think it might be because 95 % of us fail at this one very important thing, we fail to keep the promises we make to ourselves. I don’t really care what the promise is, only that it was important for you to take the time, at that particular time in your life to make it, something happened that day to cue the creation of this promise, so it must be important.
I bet that you feel bad when you promise to meet a deadline for someone else but missed it because life got in the way. But we write ourselves off and what is important to us all the time. Every time you break a promise that you made to yourself, you’re telling yourself that you are not important. To get to the next level in life, that must end.
We are sacred beings, and the promises that we make to ourselves are sacred. Keeping just one promise could change your entire life. If you want 2020 to have a different outcome, then you must make yourself a priority.
I want you to understand that losing weight is only part of it, the real work begins in your mind, and if you are willing to take that journey, then you will succeed where the other 95% have failed.
How we show up for ourselves powers our dreams, determines how well we show up for others, helps us to complete our purpose, and create our legacy.
A woman with too many broken promises in her life is a bitter woman.
This is a good lesson at any age, but especially for women in midlife. Too many midlife women, have died too soon with their dreams still inside of them, let that not be our story. There comes a time in life when we can’t blame life anymore when we have to look at our mistakes and deal with the real reason why.
To fulfill a promise, you must have a plan, you can’t just declare it and hope it comes true.
Your homework is to write down three steps you need to take to complete the plan and fulfill the promise.
You are worthy of peace, love, success, and joy, but you must fight for it, and I know that you can do it!
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