As we embark on a new year, it’s time to reflect on the age-old tradition of New Year’s resolutions. We’ve all been there, setting ambitious goals only to find them slipping away shortly after the clock strikes midnight. It’s the classic case of New Year’s MEZZO-LUTIONS – resolutions that lack the sticking power we desire.
So, how do we transition from fleeting resolutions to STICK-O-LUTIONS, promises that truly stick? Join me on a journey to explore the secrets of making commitments that endure.
Treat Your Word Like Everything Matters
When we make promises, they should carry weight. If you commit to meeting someone at 7 p.m., honor that commitment. If you pledge to spend 20 minutes on the treadmill, don’t settle for 19. Treating your word with the gravity it deserves eliminates the temptation to selectively uphold promises.
Connect Your Promise to a Bigger Game
Consider the impact of your promises on what truly matters to you. If peace is a priority, link your commitment to actions that contribute to your vision of peace. For instance, maintaining a fitness routine can lead to better sleep, cultivating peace of mind. Connecting promises to meaningful objectives strengthens their significance.
In a personal example, my husband refrained from eating Chinese food for an entire year. Why? He connected it to his financial goals. Each Chinese meal led to an additional dinner expense, impacting our budget. This small sacrifice resulted in an eggroll-less, but financially empowered, 2013.
Make Keeping Promises Synonymous with Building Power
No promises, no power. Recognize that keeping your word is not just about commitments; it’s about building personal power. If empowerment is a priority for you, embracing and fulfilling promises becomes a pathway to increased strength and influence.
In a world where many things are beyond our control, your word remains a force you can wield. It’s the key to becoming UNMESSABLEWITH – where your word is sacred and unbreakable.
Remember, you might not have control over your feelings, thoughts, or mood, but your word is entirely within your command. Embrace the power of promises, and watch as it brings incredible strength into your life.
If you’re intrigued by the idea of unleashing the potential of your promises, consider diving deeper into this transformative concept. For those hungry for more, I’ve authored two books on the subject – “Peace Promises” and “The Promise Effect.”
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