Keep every promise you make and only make promises you can keep.
A promise is a promise only when you do not break it. I want you to reflect on those promises you made to yourself. The promises like I am going to hit the gym every day, I am going to be at the office on time, I am going to eat healthy, I am not going to get angry, I am going to take a long holiday.

Most of the times you do not stick to your own promises because you might be asking too much from yourself and you may not have a plan of execution. You may not know how to fit that in your day or how to make it happen. So let us see, what can we do about it.

  1. Avoid promising the result – You promise results because the world expects it from you. For example, you want to have a million dollar business.  Now this is not going to keep you motivated for long, and it is dependent on many other circumstances, a million dollar business is a consequence of your action, it is not action itself and it is not dependent on you, it is not in your hands, but all you can do now is, look at your business, see how it can be improved step by step, how to improve the quality, how to improve revenue and learn the good money habits, get yourself educated and all the areas which are needed for your business. If you keep your focus on action, the result will happen. If you want the Rose to blossom, all you need to do it take care of the root. Rose will blossom by itself.

  2. Plan step by step – If you know that what you are promising is very ambitious then have a step by step plan. Do not try to do it all at once, break it down to achievable chunks and achieve them and that will bring you confidence and keeps you going. Whenever you are stuck, just see what you can do, if something is out of your hand leave that, just start doing as much as possible.

  3. Don’t be too hard on yourself – Most of the times you would be very rude to yourself for not achieving a goal, or for not meeting a promise. You might rant all day about it, you would end up mentally sabotaging yourself. It is very important to foster kindness, curiosity, and acceptance instead of the negatives.

It is important, how you are within yourself, if you cannot keep promises you make to yourself, you might not keep the promises which you make to the world outside. If you treat yourself right, you will treat others the right way. If you respect yourself, you will respect others.