Keeping integrity in your promises may be harder than you think when you are a compulsive over-eater. This is because by nature compulsive over-eaters are liars and will rationalize why they didn’t keep their promises. Is keeping promises all that hard? Yes and no. It all depends on how honest you are with yourself.
Think about it. Who are you being accountable too? You, that’s who. And if you tend to rationalize cheating, whom are you cheating. Yourself. So let’s stop it.
So how do we keep the integrity of a promise we make to ourselves? We are honest with ourselves to begin with. What does that mean you ask?
Here are some tips to keeping the integrity of your promises.
These are the things you need to consider when making your promises to yourself. Do not take lightly the responsibility of making promises to you. Sure, if you fail, you are only answering to you. But where is your integrity when it comes to yourself? Each promise you make should be a promise you are prepared to keep.
Start small and build up. The more you keep a promises even if they are small, the more likely you will feel the courage to make and keep bigger promises. Success is in our own hands and no one else’s.
This is my 200th blog. The questions I pose to you about keeping promises are the things I have learned about myself through writing these blogs and trying to get healthier.
Aaron is on the right track to success, and we can be part of success bandwagon along with him. His methodology of making and keeping promises to ourselves helps us to recognize the changes we have to make, the path we need to follow, and the difficulty the roadblocks may be to being successful. Once we can envision our success, we are more willing to make the changes needed to reach our goals.
I’ll keep you posted as to how I am doing. I hope you join me, and please let me know how well you are doing. I would love to hear from you and help you. Helping you helps me too. Let’s prove to ourselves we have integrity in keeping promises to ourselves.
Until we meet again, this is Linda Misleh Wagner, Future Former Fatty.
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