Making a promise is no joke, its serious business. A promise can be seen as a vow, it carries heavy weight. Whether it’s to yourself or to your loved ones, promises must be realistic, achievable and measurable. Below are seven promises you should never break.
1. To spend more time with your family.
Often times this is a new year’s resolution or a promise that comes after a fight with your spouse or your children about working too much. You need to understand that this should be more than just words speaking but sincere and true.
You can make a positive step to keeping this promise by saying the simple but often times difficult word “no”. No to additional work, no to being the one always on call, no to being the one who always have to take that overseas business trip, “no”. Make a fresh commitment to making family first and rid yourself of some of the others.
2. To save more money.
As humans, we may sometimes feel the need to enjoy ourselves, and do the most epic things in life. To acquire the things in life most of us have to save towards some goal, others may have been born in a rich family which affords them the luxury of buying whatever they like.
Despite how small, saving something is always worthwhile because it will add up! Keep in mind that house, that vacation you’ve always wanted or that event that is more than worth the year round wait and use it to steer your focus and it will encourage you to keep your promise of saving more.
3. To Always make the healthier choice.
Life is filled with choices, that’s a fact and the ones you make may affect your life forever. It’s no doubt that most of us want to live a happier, healthier life.
Not every situation you are in is based on choice but when you are faced with this precious opportunity of making a choice, keep your promise to choose the healthier one.
4. To make the most of every opportunity.
Yes, you’ve said this to your family or yourself so many times but its time you mean it! You will fail at times but never be discouraged, use that failure as a lesson that must be learnt to improve your next attempt when the opportunity comes again.
There must be a good reason why you made this promise, think about it! Never let a bad past disrupt a good future by ruining your mindset to make the most of every good opportunity you are afforded.
5. To create meaningful relationships.
Whether it be romantic, social or strictly business, making that relationship count is important. People come into our lives for a short while or sometimes for a long while or sometimes for a lifetime. Regardless of however long, it should matter to you because they came for a purpose.
It is through meaningful relationships that alliances are built and an old forgotten friend or associate may turn out to be our ‘life saver’ tomorrow. Remember your promise to keep meaningful relationships and keep it. You will be happy you did!
6. To be more in tune with your spiritual side.
How many times have you made and break this promise? You perhaps have tried numerous times but have slacked off along the way. Obviously, you see this as something important to you or you wouldn’t have made a promise to begin with.
Being in tune with your spiritual side is calming and usually sets the rhythm for your life. Find out what may hinder you from keeping this promise and try arduously to rid yourself of it and then you will experience success in fulfilling this spiritual desire.
7. To be a better person.
Maybe you’ve been described as being selfish, arrogant, lazy or worthless and because of this, you have made a promise to be a better person. It might be a result of your reflection of your life and things you have done or did not do. Whatever the reason, making a promise to be a better is always a good thing.
Being a better son, daughter, lover, employee or friend is more beneficial to you than you can perhaps imagine because it gives peace of mind and allays a guilty conscience which goes a far way in maintaining good mental health and stability. Guilt can drive you crazy!
You will know in what way you can be a better person by searching yourself.
Some people believe a promise is something you make in the spur of the moment or made for fun, which is usually followed by a pinky swear. Regardless of how you see it, there is someone who holds on to them dearly.
Never be a person to always disappoint, never make a promise you know you are going to break!