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Dream Derailer #6d: Not Viewing Goals as Promises

February 24, 2011

Is Setting a Goal a Promise or a Pretense?

This is the fourth consideration for the Commitment series.  How you view goals might make the difference between your success or failure.  Is your goal a serious well thought-out promise or are they just arbitrary, fickle thoughts that changes with the tides? Many people take seriously the promises they make to others, but do not take their own commitments to themselves as seriously.  Why is that? If you make a promise to a friend and break it, they will lose confidence in you.  Why do you think it would be different to consistently break promises to your own self?

How Much Is Your Word Worth?

It boils down to how much is your word worth?  This is the foundation of confidence, to know you can rely on yourself to produce.  You are the leading actor in your own unfolding drama called life.  You are also the director; you are responsible for calling the shots.  You are also the producer.  The success or failure of the program is in your hands.  You decide what your life (show) is going to be about and you write the script (set the goals). Then you commit, I mean really commit! That is, you make a promise to yourself and you keep it.

I’m Barbara Talley, the poet who speaks and inspires.  To find out more about me check out: What Does Barbara Do? or visit  my website.

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