Why I’m Bad At Promises – An Almost Incomplete Thought

I’m really bad at promises. Here’s why: I forget the whole reason of a promise.

The tough thing about promises is they aren’t contracts. You don’t sit down with the person you are promising and decide on all the terms and conditions and then sign it.

And so I make a promise, and I go around and tell other people, and I get all excited that other people think that I’m keeping a promise. Yada yada yada.

During that time, I manipulate the conditions of the promise, and I think I am keeping the same terms, but I’m not because I’m not consulting the other person involved.

The tough thing about all of that is then the promise is worthless. If you have changed something that the originator of the promise wouldn’t agree with, then it’s worthless.

How do you keep promises?