When it comes to keeping promises you’ve made to yourself, we often find it easy to push these commitments aside, because we don’t consider the magnitude of what’s at stake for our health, well-being, and our art over the long term.
When it comes to getting to work on time, buying a gift for a birthday, supporting a cause, the likelihood of your failure decreases dramatically.
We have to learn to honor commitments to ourselves with same zeal and focus that we strive to maintain when completing tasks for others.
We all know it’s much simpler to keep a promise to others because your reputation is on the line, but when we’re alone, there is no one there, but you, to ridicule yourself about the breaking of your promise.
Don’t get comfortable in this state. Honor yourself and your strides for greatness with the same zeal that you approach commitments for others.
Please, don’t go on a campaign of selfishness as a result of keeping promises to yourself. You should:
- Choose the right foods.
- Keep your writing schedule.
- Prepare and stick to your plan until completion.
Once you keep and fulfill the promises you’ve created for yourself, you’ll start to see a lot of little steps adding up to big gains.