You may or may not be familiar with the expression "the power of your word," but it is an expression by which we live that has enabled us to fulfill our dreams.
When we refer to “your word” we are referring to the things that you promise yourself you will do or you promise others you will do (even if you don’t say them out loud). When you live by the expression “your word is powerful” it means that you stay true to your commitments in your relationships, in your job, and to yourself. Now it doesn’t mean that you keep every promise you've ever made, but what it does mean is that, to the best of your ability you keep your word as often as you can. And when you can’t, you let people know.
If you honor your promises to yourself and those around you miracles will truly become a part of your everyday life. What is possible and what you can accomplish dramatically expands and who you become for other people is powerful, committed, trustworthy, and someone to admire.
Now look, no one is perfect. We all have room to grow in this area, ourselves included. For me, Marisa, I have a hard time fulfilling on my word to myself. Sometimes I say I’m going to exercise, or eat healthy, or get more sleep, and somehow my commitments to other people take priority over my own health and wellbeing. . . That is not powerful because there is a huge impact on me. I’m tired, I don’t feel good, my stomach bothers me, I’m not productive, and most of all I feel stressed.
I, Hannah, have the opposite problem. I tend to get so caught up in making sure I fit in my daily to-do's from self-care to work, that I sometimes show up late or skip out all together on social gatherings. Unfortunately, each time, I am able to justify this behavior by having the classic de-flatting conversation with myself about how so-and-so probably won't notice or care whether or not I'm there. This strips me of my power, because it creates a reason for me to talk my significance down, a reason for me to act like I don't matter.
So you might be saying I can totally relate to either or both of those situations. Or you might be wondering why do we do that to ourselves. What we have discovered for ourselves individually is that “we matter”. Yes, what makes us feel like we don’t need to keep our word to ourselves or others is that feeling or thought that we don’t matter. It can show up in the moments when we think other people are more important than us or no one will notice I’m missing or they don’t need me or they won’t care if I don’t do something.
Either way, there is a huge impact on yourself and the people in your life when you don’t do what you say you’re going to. Just think about what your relationship, your job, your health, your life would be like if you always did what you said you were going to do. What would that be like?? You would probably have everything you could possibly imagine because you wouldn’t be procrastinating on work projects, you wouldn’t be late for dinner with your boyfriend’s parents, you would always exercise and have the body of your dreams.
So now you’re wondering. . . how do you do it? How do you make your word powerful? It takes practice. It takes promising things and fulfilling on them, and when you can’t it means letting people know when you will. It means ignoring that little voice that tells you that you don’t matter. That little voice will always be there, but you don’t have to listen to it. Turn it down and keep fulfilling on your promises; it is how you will reach your dreams.
Check out “6 ways to have it all” to put in place a structure to have you fulfill on your promises. We love you beautiful, we want you to fulfill on your dreams! Deep down, you know you can!