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#thisdaysjoy: keeping a promise
November 8, 2023
What am I grateful for today?
Keeping a promise!
But these are no run of the mill promises — these are extra-special promises. Because these are the promises I’ve made to myself.
Why is it these promises often seem to be the hardest to keep? After all, if I break that promise, who’s gonna know?
And that’s sort of the point. It’s easier to keep a promise to someone “out there” because I don’t want to be perceived as a flake.
But when I don’t keep the promises I’ve made to myself then I KNOW I’m a flake! That’s why it’s so important to keep those personal promises.
Want in on a secret?
These days, some of the most important promises I work to keep are the things on my “To NOT Do List.”
I’ve actually got a page in my notebook filled with a running list of things I no longer do. And the first time I committed my personal “I do not” promises to paper I asked myself “Why didn’t I do this years ago?”
Let me tell you, there’s lots of good stuff on my To Not Do list — promises worth the keeping!
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