Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Do you take yourself seriously?

How do you know if you are taking yourself seriously? It is very simple, do you honor your words?

When you say you are going to pick up your son and daughter at 5pm, do you honor your word and show up at 5pm, or do you always arrive late? 

When you promise you will start working out everyday, do you keep that promise and train your butt off, or do you let yourself down by skipping the session thinking that its no big deal?

Do you tell your business partners/clients in all honesty that you can't do certain things, or do you tell them what they want to hear and later give them excuses for not doing it?

Or, do you know that you are not good at keeping promises therefore you don't even make any in your life?

The point of asking ourselves these question is to find out how much do we take our words seriously. If you take your words seriously, that means you take yourself seriously. You believe you are big enough to make an impact on your life and the lives of others based on your words. So if you fail to show up as you promised, you know it matters.

If you don't take your words seriously, that means you don't take yourself seriously. You are likely to find excuses to justify your failure to show up. You believe it's not a big deal if you are 30-mins late to pick up your kids;if you skip training for a week; or if you bullshit your business. Because you don't matter, therefore you can't make any difference, so why keep your words?

So if you want to have more self-confidence, start paying attention on how well you keep your words in life, no matter how small and insignificant those words appeared to be. If you want others to start taking you seriously, start first with taking your own words seriously.
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