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!
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.
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.
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.