If I look back, I observe that I have broken lot of promises I have done to myself; may it be the promise of simply witnessing the sunrise or may it be writing down 500 words daily or may it be submitting technical articles before deadlines. I know the guilt of dishonoring my words (commitments) may it be small or big!
I hated this feeling of embarrassment which comes within whenever I failed to keep a promise to myself.
So, in order to work upon this, I changed the way I promised myself. I stopped promising many things to myself. And I shifted to promising ONE small thing for a day. For eg.
- today, write one blog post
- today, hit the gym
- today, sit in silence for 10 mins
By keeping one small promise in a day, I experienced the biggest self-satisfaction.
I learned that the greatest contentment comes from keeping a promise to your own self. It feels no less than a reward, to honor your words and execute it into an action, no matter how small it may be.
What you promised today?