by Teresa Salhi
Are you guilty of broken promises? Yikes, it happens to the best of us. We can do better when we know better. If you are like me, you are likely on a path to be the #feminineleader in your own life so you can inspire others along the way. It what I like to call living #myladybosslife.
We are on a path to level up our limits, set new boundaries for them and ourselves, yes? Many people break promises and have been for a long time. It’s often not intentional, but it does happen.
Broken promises often show up in the form of:
* Commitments not kept
* Things change
I know some of this all too well myself, I have broken promises to myself.
However, I’m in a new place now. Sometimes it’s hard but I will not give up on myself and my dreams. I have also spent a lot of time working myself thru what made me break those promises in the past and you can too.
I’ve also heard many painful testaments from other women. Women who’ve come to a crossroads where realizing they could no longer face NOT taking the steps they knew were necessary to take in order to actualize their gifts in the world. They too were ready to stop breaking promises to themselves and tired of being the victim of their own decisions.
The truth is we just have to own it and get over it. Life is not happening TO us as much as it is happening THROUGH us. In other words, it is up to us.
Here are here are some steps on ways of being that will help you to avoid; any more broken promises, with getting honest again with yourself and moving ahead now. These steps can be useful in life or business – it’s the movement forward and keeping those promises that make all the difference to who you are, how you feel and what kind of life or business you ultimately create.
1) Do what you say you are going to do.
Whatever you have committed to, honor it at all costs whether that commitment was made to yourself or someone else. Lie enough to yourself and others and nothing you say will hold weight. Do what you say you will do.
2) Do it when you say you will do it.
Don’t be late and if you are, don’t make excuses. Do it when you say you will. No one wants to work with someone unpredictable.
3) Do it how you said you would do it.
Don’t “halfway” through it. The way you show up and deliver is the exact way you will increase in all areas of your life, love, and prosperity.
4) Don’t be cheap.
Don’t be cheap and tell yourself you are being money conscious — give yourself pleasure, invest in learning, go on a trip, tip well, give love and time more freely.
5) A deal is a deal.
If you took on too much — uh oh. But a deal is a deal. Be authentic and carry through. It is the integrity of who you are and what you also accept from others — verbal, written, and promised.
6) Make a decision.
Indecision is a form of self-sabotage. There are only about 2% of things in life we actually ever need to “think” over. We know what we need to do — we are just to chicken to do it, so we wait. Make a decision and move on.
7) Balance does not equal procrastination.
Often I hear, “I will not work that hard,” “I will not go that far or that long because I want to maintain balance,” etc. Don’t fool yourself into thinking that doing less is a balance. The most balanced people I know are really hard workers. They do what they love — many for 10-12 hours a day. They have great support, they delegate the things they hate, and they play harder than they work. Balance is a joy. Balance is not how hard you do or do not work.
Pretty much everything you want in life requires some sort of effort and we can learn to avoid broken promises with a new commitment and energy. The more real you get with you – the more success you will acquire.
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