You know that person that is always talking big game but never actually follows through on anything? You know the one that always has a reason on why they can’t make it or over commits and is constantly canceling on someone or something because they are double booked? Or that person that changes their goals/mind so frequently so they don’t have to commit to anything? If you know someone like this, I’m sure you do not have much respect for their word. Now let me ask you this, if you wouldn’t take that person seriously, why do you do this to yourself?
If you don’t take YOU seriously, why should anyone else? How many times have you started a new fitness routine and quit? How many times have tried to eat healthy and couldn’t make it more than a few days? How many times have you said “tomorrow” and never followed through?
Want to know a secret? Nobody cares. They don’t care about your goals or how many times you tried and failed or how many times you have broken promises to yourself. No one may even know you are doing this. BUT you sure do. And since you are the only one that truly has the power to make your goals and dreams a reality.. you should care a lot about how you allow yourself to behave when you are the only one looking. Letting yourself down is the worst thing you can do for your confidence. It may not seem like a big deal because at least you aren’t directly letting others down, but its a huge deal because you are letting everyone around you down by not being the best version of yourself. If it is not corrected, it will destroy your self esteem, ruin relationships (can’t love anyone if you don’t love yourself first), create jealousy and bitterness. There is no room for any of that in your life.
If you are struggling to keep commitments to yourself, start small, give yourself grace when you need it. Realize you build or destroy self confidence with every decision to keep or break your commitments to yourself. Nothing feels better than doing exactly what you said you would.