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Stop Making Promises!
I’ve noticed that as the demands of life and work become impossible to satisfy, that I’ve on occasion not done something I said I would. you’ve probably done that too I suspect.
Others will give you productivity techniques to get it all done.
You will never get it all done. You didn’t sign up to do everything. You’re not meant to do everything.
You’ll never read all the books you want to read.
You’ll never watch everything on your Netflix watch list.
And when your working life is done, work will still need to be done.
What’s the answer to this madness?
Stop making promises you can’t keep.
Always buy yourself more time.
Don’t feed the email monster.
Stop being hyper available.
Nothing will change.
Make fewer promises. And when you make those promises, keep them. No matter what.
Two things will happen. You’ll be seen as a person of integrity by others because you get things done when you say you will, and your self-esteem will go through the roof as you realise your word is your bond.