The Power of Keeping Your Word Written by Margot Zaherwww.EnlightenedBeings.com ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* Do you ever promise you will do something and break this commitment because something just came up out of the blue? How often do you keep your word to yourself or to others? Most people strive hard to keep their promises, yet they often fail due to the unexpected. This causes people to lower their standards and become lax with their word. They figure that it is impossible to fully honor their word, and therefore, they stop putting forth the effort. This phenomenon is especially apparent when examining promises made to self. How many New Year’s resolutions have you broken? How many times have you given up on an exercise program because something else seemed more important? How does breaking your word impact your feelings about yourself? Most often it lowers self-respect and self-trust. In fact, the power of your word becomes diluted and you no longer believe in your power to proclaim something as true, and see that manifest in your life. Your word creates your world. Everything that you state impacts your environment. You can either impact it negatively or positively. It is your choice. When you keep you word… 1. People find you very attractive. Individuals like to be around people that they can depend on, and trust to honor their agreements. By becoming this kind of person, you attract business opportunities, more clients, investors, more friends, etc.. Who would you like to work with? Someone who always honors his promises or commitments, or someone who often breaks his word? In fact, many times in my life I have stopped working with others because I could not count on them. So, if you want to create more success in your life, begin by honoring those around you by keeping your word. They will appreciate this commitment, and will want to support you in your endeavors. 2. You become more powerful as a creator. Each time you keep your word, you create something in your life. Therefore, honoring your promises to yourself and to others is a key ingredient in taking action, and moving forward towards success. It is simple! Your word creates a certain amount of energy that is used in the manifestation of events and things. So, when you state something, you are already half way there. Now when you stop honoring your word, the energy becomes jammed and gets blocked. The result is that fewer things manifest for you, and fewer people believe in your power to create. Therefore, it is crucial that you pay close attention to each word you say, and each promise you make. The more you honor your word, the more opportunities will present themselves to you. Here are some steps you can take to harness the power of your word: 1. Under-promise to others. If you are always over-promising to others, you run the risk of having to break your promise and this often makes you feel terrible. Sometimes you may have to give up parts of your life to meet the deadlines that you have set when over-promising. Over-promising leads to stress, frustration, and disappointment with self. It also creates problems due to rushing, and not being thorough. If you under-promise, you give yourself plenty of time to finish a project or task in a leisurely way, and people respect you. When you under-promise, you become considerably more attractive to others because you can keep your word and therefore, people know that they can count on you. Also, when you under-promise you can often surprise others by finishing the task early, and this makes them respect and admire you all the more. Why rush through life when your can set timeframes that allow you to relax and do the best job you know how the first time around? 2. Limit the amount of verbal commitments you make to yourself and to others. If you commit to something without thinking it out, there is a greater possibility that you will not be able to keep your promise. When you make little promises to people without making sure that these promises are realistic, people begin to not trust or believe in your word. This erodes the level of attractiveness you have with others. So only make a small number of verbal commitments that you know you can easily fulfill. By doing this you will cultivate more success in your life with less struggle or effort on your part. You will no longer have to struggle to meet unrealistic deadlines, and at the same time individuals will know that they can trust you and count on your doing what you say. 3. Factor in some space for the unexpected in your conversations with others. A lot of unnecessary struggle and efforting comes from not being realistic about the unexpected. Since life is a learning process, we are constantly discovering new things that need to be factored in. Many projects or tasks have an unknown element that must be taken into consideration. Give yourself the luxury of time, and do not make promises that do not allow for the unexpected. For instance, if someone asks you to get a project completed by Wednesday, you can choose to say, “I am intending on completing this task by Wednesday, and something unexpected could come up which may delay the project”. Another good phrase to use is, “my target date is Wednesday, yet if something unexpected comes up it could be delayed”. 4. Use your word as law when interacting with yourself. For instance, last Sunday when I woke up, I did not feel like going for a 4-mile run, yet I had promised myself that I would do it. So I listened to part of myself moan about the heat and the fact that I was tired, and then I just decided that my word was law. So I went outside and ran the 4 miles. And guess what? It felt great. So when you hear the lazy part complain, just say to yourself “my word is law”. This will automatically remind you of your strength and your ability to carry through with your plans. 5. Appreciate and accept yourself even when you break your word. When you begin to adopt this new way of being in the world, you may sometimes break your word to others or to yourself despite your best intentions. If this happens, tell yourself that you did the best you knew how. Then, remind yourself of the power of your word, and re-affirm your intention towards creating your word as law. Remember that getting mad at yourself does not help you change, it only serves to make you feel terrible. So be patient with yourself. Remember that keeping your word is a powerful vehicle for creating success in your life. So set a strong intention to focus on making your word law, and you will begin to shift into this new way of being. Just do it, and begin to reap the rewards that come from keeping your promises and commitments. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* Weekly action steps to success 1. Observe yourself this week, and notice when you tend to break your word to yourself or others. 2. Then, pick one area where you would like to focus on keeping your word, and on establishing your word as law. Some examples may include keeping your word to yourself about daily exercise, about organizing your mail, about cleaning up your desk before leaving the office, etc.. Or some examples that include others may be giving a realistic timeline to your boss, committing to do something for your spouse or children, and making promises to friends or neighbors. 3. Then, examine this area of your life, and develop a commitment that is realistic and something that you know that you can fulfill with a little self-discipline. Remember to under-promise to others instead of over-promising out of fear of rejection. 4. Begin to use your word as law. When you hear yourself making an excuse for why you cannot follow through on your commitment, remind yourself that your word is law. Repeat ” my word is law” to useful as you go through your day. This will help remind your mind of your new focus and your commitment to yourself. 5. Applaud yourself every time you keep your word to yourself and others. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* Be Coached to Create the Life of Your Dreams!! FREE 30 MINUTE COACHING SESSION! If you know you could benefit from coaching and want to work with Margot as your personal coach, contact Margot and she will give you a free coaching session on the phone. This is a great way to find out if coaching can help you live your passions and manifest prosperity. Sign up for her free demo session at this link: www.enlightenedmessages.com/signup/ INDIVIDUAL COACHING! 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