Keeping your word is important, especially to yourself, because it allows you to trust that you will follow through. Many of us try our best to respect the promises we make to other people, but we don’t have the same dedication when it comes to the promises we make to ourselves.
In a world that is constantly changing, it is good to know what to expect from one’s self. It provides a kind of balance that nothing else can come close to. When you are able to predict your actions, in any situation, you are better prepared for life. This is not to say that you will be able to see into the future, but rather that you will be able to adapt to what comes your way and overcome it.
It is not easy to keep the promises you make to yourself because there is no one to hold you accountable, except yourself. You will be inclined to forgive and forget your missteps, but this will only make it easier to give up on what you are trying to accomplish.
Most times in life, the hard things to do are the ones that are worth doing. It’s not a general rule, but nothing that is worth something will ever be obtained for nothing.
Trusting yourself will provide you clarity in times of confusion, and stable ground when everything is crumbling around you. For you to earn your trust, you need to start keeping the promises you make to yourself, from the smallest to the most important. Who you become in life is directly connected to how much you are able to trust yourself.
What gets you out of bed in the morning? This is a question that not many of us know how to answer. I have never stopped to think about this. My days start all the same. My alarm rings, I get out of bed, and from then on, everything turns into a blur. I have no time to think before being sucked into a dizzying experience.
What gets me out of bed has nothing to do with how my days really unfold, but I am forced to sacrifice wants for needs. It’s not a perfect way to live, but for now, it’s all I know what to do. I dream of a time when what is in my soul will be enough to provide for my family. For now, I only do what matters to me in between the time blocks allocated for work.
Naivety might be the best way to describe how I see my life, but this kind of perspective allows me to keep on hoping. My steps are much smaller than I want them to be, but I still trust them to take me where I need to go.
My job helps me provide for the people I care about, but at the same time, it takes most of my energy. With what is left I am trying to work on the things that I consider important.
On the path I’ve started upon, there’s still a long way to go, and there’s no guarantee that what I’m looking for even exists. All that I have to guide me is the heart beating in my chest and the almost crazy certainty that I will be the person I need to be for my dreams to come true.
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