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When is a promise not a promise…….?

Posted by on Monday, November 6th, 2017 @ 8:05 pm.

This is one of those times of the year when I pause briefly and perform a quick review of the year, kind of a systems check, if you will.

I check to see where I started and where I wanted to be by November and what course I have taken to get here.

I check that list, made earlier in the year, of what I wanted to get done and see how successful I have been.

I identify the very important things that haven’t been accomplished yet, and they have become VERY few as far as importance goes.

Then I begin planning on how to focus even more on those and possibly alter the course I am on in order to get those things done.

After all, they are the VERY important things and if they have somehow slid off that VERY important list, then they weren’t worth focusing on in the first place.

Among those things are promises I have made.

I try to make very few promises at a time, not because I don’t like to promise, but because I like to focus on those promises I have made and follow through.

I heard a very wise man give a talk about how important our names are.

“They say a lot about us,” he said. “Our name precedes us.”

And I couldn’t agree more.

Our name could precede us in a positive way as well as in a negative way.

And whether it is positive or negative is all up to us.

This wise man pointed out that when we are born, our parents give us a name and at first we have little to do with what connotations get attached to it.

But once we start making decisions on our own, that equation changes and we start becoming known for what kind of kid we are, then what kind of young person we are and then what kind of man or woman we are.

What precedes us about our name is the worth that is attached to it dictated by our actions toward others and viewed through the prism of our interactions with them.

And that brings me back to promises.

Keeping promises says a lot about a person.

I truly believe the old cliché “A Promise is a Promise.”

That’s right.

A promise is still a promise even if other people have no clue why you are trying so hard to do get something done.

A promise can NOT be unpromised, either.

Don’t get me wrong, you may have promised something to somebody that no longer wants or will allow you to fulfill that promise, but that’s another story for another column.

Even with that said, the point is if YOU made a promise and understand what a promise REALLY is then YOU cannot UNpromise.

If you believe that you can just unpromise something then I have news flash for you genius… It was never a promise to begin with.

And so my short list of promises not yet completed amounts to two.

There are ones of people who know what they are.

Of those, there are fewer than that who understand how hard I work each and every day at those promises, every morning re-dedicating each day toward the fulfillment of those promises and at days end, if not successful, seeking guidance and discernment.

And of those, there are even fewer, maybe just one, who understands how far I am willing to go to keep those promises.

The final outcome will determine what gets attached to my name.

If I fail, only a couple of people will know, and so why should I care?

Because a promise is a promise.

It’s that simple.

So if you are one of those people out there who have become or made yourself part of a promise I have made and a significant amount of time has passed, do not think for a split second that I have forgotten about you.

Far from it… In fact, I re-dedicate myself to you each and every day.

And for you dear readers who have no clue what Jack is ranting about this issue…

Stay tuned.

You will.

I promise.

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