TERRIFIC 2'S TUESDAY/ Stopping by and promises to keep
Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village, though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow
.My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.
He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound's the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.
The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
Good intentions are not enough. And promises don't count unless they are performed
Every individual struggles to gain and maintain alignment with values like ethics, promise and principals. What ever our personal beliefs, we all face opposition and challenges. Sometimes these cause us to do things contrary to our intentions and promises. We may think that we can change deeply imbedded habits and patterns simple by making new promises or goals only to find old habits die hard and despite good intentions familiar patterns carry over.
We can have all the good intentions in the world, but if you don’t act in a way that’s consistent with those intentions, your goodwill is meaningless.
One problem many have is making too many promises and then they don't have time to follow through. It is far better to make fewer commitments and keep the ones you do make than to agree to everything and only partially deliver on the promise.
Following through is simply the right thing to do, but it also has an unexpected benefit. When you follow through on your commitments, including the commitments you make to yourself, you gain confidence, belief, and momentum.
Have you ever wondered why a resolution you made never got fulfilled or why something you longed for never happened and despite all your good intentions your life isn't happening the way you want it to
It starts on Halloween and doesn’t stop until New Years…the demise of our healthy diet and lifestyle. Every year we go into the holidays with good intentions, yet we come out with an extra 10 pounds
Every year I say I'm going to be better prepared for the holidays, and I am taking baby steps so that December will be a fun month rather than a stressful push to just get through the holidays.
Just like the poem above, I've miles to go before I sleep, but I'll still be stopping by with a post every day. It is not snowing here yet, but it is cold . Have a TERRIFIC Tuesday everyone!