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Do you Give your Word any Power?

Why Only Keep Some Promises?

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Is your word to be trusted? How much of the time can your promises be relied on?

Does your answer depend on who you make the promise to. For many people, giving their word and keeping a promise to someone else is more important than a commitment they make to themselves. They value the way other people see them, so they prefer not to let someone else down. Yet they don't mind letting themselves down!

stop giving in to self sabotage and letting yourself down. The enormous value, the immense benefits you gain by keeping your word to both yourself and other people is a major secret of success.


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You gain respect when you keep your commitments, both in your own eyes and in the eyes of others. You see people complaining that others don't respect them. Yet they don't realize that respect is earned: One of the many ways to change your life is to become trustworthy and keep your commitments.

How you feel about yourself is also affected by how reliable you are. Yet your reliability is totally under your control. When you don’t keep your word, then you know you are unreliable which feels bad since it's pure self sabotage. So
this secret of success adds to your self-esteem and improves the way you feel.

Creating Results

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You control your three modes of creation: your Thoughts, Words and Deeds (your actions). Your Word is the second of these, the second step to creation. The more powerful you make each step, the more power you have to change your life by creating the results you desire.

When you don't keep a commitment, your Word grows weaker.
How to improve is to keep it, it strengthens your Word. The more indomitable your Word, the more power you have to put into creation, and the easier it becomes. The power of your Word drastically affects the quality of the results you create.

The Future

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What is a commitment? It's a promise to produce a result tomorrow, rather than a focus on where you are today. It's how to improve the future by investing time and energy into a result you have chosen. And a broken commitment is a choice to enjoy today at the expense of tomorrow.

But lack of effect into making tomorrow an improvement on today just ensures that it won't be any different. You end up with more of the same. The same disappointing results, the same old boring situation, the same unresolved challenges.

Keep your commitments!

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It's easy just to say something, but although following through is a lot tougher, how to improve is to do it anyway. Each broken commitment weakens the muscle which is your Word and hence weakens your ability to change your life. So only make commitments you really intend to keep.

Knowing what helps you - and what hinders you - keep a commitment is valuable. Spend some time examining past commitments you have kept, as well as those you broke.
Write down how and why you either kept or broke your word. The act of documenting these is a secret of success which results in more clarity about how you follow through on your commitments. And clarity leads to power, see article #6 in the Change My Life series.

All of which helps
you change your life by keeping your commitments, improving your self-respect, and increasing your inner power.

Food for Thought

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"Inner commitment to your own excellence is the stuff of
which miracles are made."

- Dr. Wayne Dyer, University Professor, American self-help author, motivational speaker

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