stop lying

Who is the most important person to keep your promises to? Surprisingly, it isn’t your parents, lover, friends, or even your family, it’s you.

When you tell yourself you are going to do something, start living up to those promises. If you are not living up to them, then stop lying to yourself.

Keeping promises to yourself builds

  • Trust
  • Character
  • Self-esteem
  • Self-confidence
  • Self-worth

and a whole host of other positive attributes.

Next time your vow to make a change in your life, find a mirror and look yourself in the eye. If you can lie to yourself in this fashion than you can lie to anyone and anyone can lie to you.

Keys to keeping your word

Start small. you must start by making small promises to yourself. Remember, break everything you do down to micro goals. Want to lose 20 pounds? Start with trying to lose 3 pounds first. Then 5, then 7, then 10 and so on.

Set deadlines for yourself.  Never leave your goals open-ended. Goals without an attached date are merely wishes. Having a date gives the goal a sense of urgency.

Write them down, not only should you be making promises you can keep but make a contract with yourself. Goals, when written down are much more powerful than goals floating around in your head.

Keep them to yourself. You don’t need to share all of your goals with everyone around you. It’s fine if you have a strong support group close to you, or a coach that is helping to guide you but don’t feel like you have to share every goal you have.

Keep the end in mind. What happens when you do reach your goal? What does life look like when you lose that weight? Do you have a plan to keep it off for good? Remember, anything lost can be found again. Losing weight or even gaining muscle isn’t a short-term goal, it’s a lifestyle change. Be ready to commit to the long-term

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