What is a Promise?


What is a Promise?

When you make a promise to someone else, do you usually keep it? I promise I’ll call you if I’m going to be late. (Done!) I promise to get that document to you. (Done!) I’ll bring the wine.(Done!)

You would probably rate yourself at least a 9.5 on the promise scale. So what happens when you make a promise to yourself? Today I’m going to start a diet. (Mid-afternoon, you grab a cookie). I’m going to spend the day Wednesday clearing my desk. (It’s so beautiful out I think I’ll take the dog for a walk instead.) At dinner I’ll skip dessert. (I LOVE profiteroles!)

We are the most important people in our lives. So why are we better at the promises we make to others?

Next time you make a promise to yourself, keep it. Then you can rate yourself 10+ on the promise scale and you’ll really appreciate yourself.

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