I’m on vacation right now and in my down times, I’m reflecting on Cher. I always use my vacation for this and last time I didn’t make one promise to myself so I went home and jump right back into the rat race that I created.
Life is so wildly unpredictable. We create businesses and see failure. We work hard to be our best and there will always be someone who feels you’re not good enough. You can even support someone you love only to have them disappear on you when you need them.
Good ol’ life… unpredictable and sometimes, so unfair!
Life is what it is…we cannot control it. People are people and you know we can’t control them and we should not put any energy toward trying to.
What we CAN control is the person we are inside. Our character, the kindness we give, and the promises we make to ourselves…we can control all of that. The promises we make to ourselves center us, they give us confidence and a destination.
My life gets crazy at times but one thing I try to do is keep my promises to myself. They make and keep me strong. Every promise I keep to myself gives me confidence and it feels amazing to see what happens with a promise kept.
As I sit here looking at all of this beautiful water and how perfect God formed the things in nature, I’m gonna make new promises to myself.
I promise not to complain. Some of these places I’m visiting have people with little means and they are so happy. I have no right to complain with all of the blessings I have seen in my life.
I promise myself to believe in miracles, always! I promise to show kindness and compassion to others.
I promise to forgive myself and others…daily. Life is just too short.
I promise to respect myself and walk away from things/people that don’t serve me.
I promise to be all in!! In all that I do. I need to work on removing distractions for this one. But I can keep it.
I believe I can keep these promises even when life gets crazy, when others don’t support or love me or what I do, and when life is just doing its thing.
I will continue to hold my head up and only look down when I’m admiring cute shoes. I may not be who and what I want to be right now. I may not have what I want right now….but no matter what, I have those promises to myself and regardless of what I see in any moment, that will keep me strong and feeling amazing.
Do you have promises that you have made to yourself?
Our promises empower us! When we keep those promises, we see who we really are. That is our character…shows our values…and defines us, not the things that happen to us. The promises we make to ourselves free us up to live and see the truth of who we really are.
Go ahead and make some promises to yourself today!!!
Those promises say who you are and what you represent and will be your guiding light. Say them to yourself and go all in!!!
Promises you make personal will make you live with higher expectations for yourself. They will give you energy and vision. They will bring clarity to your heart.
Make promises to you. Get ready to live with new vigor and enthusiasm for your life.