Sometimes we can easily let ourselves off the hook. Particularly when we make commitments to ourselves. We get angry when others say they’re going to do something and don’t but when it comes to dealing one on one – facing ourselves in the mirror – we are less harsh. We make excuses as to why we couldn’t keep our word and we excuse ourselves. At least on the surface. But if we do this enough times we can lose respect for the person we think we are – who is not really acting in accordance with what we say we value and admire as a trait.
The little things do count – and can sometimes accumulate to form a burden that is more destructive than constructive.
So keep your commitments – big or small – to yourselves and to others.