I promise…

“We have not passed that subtle line between childhood and adulthood until we move from the passive voice to the active voice – that is, until we have stopped saying, “It got lost,” and say, “I lost it.”  _Sydney Harris, newspaper columnist


I have a friend who is chronically late.  You can count on it.  No matter how important the occasion and no matter how many people it inconveniences, without fail, they will be late; that’s their promise.

Oh they’re apologetic–ever so nicely–and they always have an excuse…but nevertheless, they’re always late. 

That’s their promise. 

You are known for something as well—that is your promise. 

Deep down, what is it you would really like to be known for?  If that is not the current reality then you will have to decide:

  • Do I want attention or trust? 
  • Do I want to be coddled and accommodated or…
  • Do I want to be a player and, a contributor? 


At the end of the day it is a maturity issue.  People can love babies, but they only respect and trust mature adults.  

The ONE THING for day: What are the promises you are known for? Is it time to stop making excuses and start making new promises?

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