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Honor Your Words With Action


Honor your words with action.

Do what you said you were going to do.

Without action your words are just hot air.
Just mere syllables that fade away and disappear into nothingness.
Gone.

Maybe you are like me and you have LOTS of ideas.
And you make LOTS of promises.
To yourself.
And to the people you care about.

The words just come right out of your mouth.
“I’ll do this.”
“I’ll do that.”

You have good intentions.

I do too.

And then I don’t follow through.
I change my mind.
It’s no longer my preference.

“I don’t want to.”

I break my promises.
To myself.
And to the people I care about.

“I don’t want to” is my main excuse.
“I’d rather do this, or that, or the other thing.”
“I need to do this, that, or the other thing.”

Truth is, I’d rather do this, that, or the other thing.
(Like stay in bed under the covers or binge watch Netflix.)

How do I NOT break my promises to myself and to the people I care about?

What are my options?
Don’t make promises?
Just keep doing what I’ve been doing – NOT doing what I said I would do?

OR

Learn how to honor my word.

What serves me best?

CRAP.
It’s always the hard thing.
Learn how to honor my word.
Learn how to do what I said I would do.

CRAP.
“I don’t want to.”

Practice. Practice. Practice.

I am continually learning how to do what I said I would do.

Here are 5 things I’ve learned along the way:

DO

  1. Capture your words and thoughts on paper. Write down your promises, your commitments, your possibilities. Post them where you can see them on your mirror, in your car, on your refrigerator.
  2. Break your big goals into small achievable steps. Be specific. When? How many? With whom? Narrow it down.
  3. Schedule each task in your calendar with a specific day and time. Do what’s in your calendar.  Be realistic. Book only 1 item per time slot.
  4. Share your promises with others. Make a declaration to others so people have an expectation of you as completing what you said you are up to.
  5. Get an accountability partner. Check in with them everyday at a specific time. Share your commitment and what you’ve accomplished that day.

DON’T 

  1. Indulge in the drama of why you won’t or can’t or don’t want to do what you said you were going to do.
  2. Spin in overwhelm and anxiety.
  3. Let yourself off the hook.
  4. Wallow in the discomfort of following through on your word.
  5. Stop believing that you can accomplish your goal.

And ABSOLUTELY MUST DO

Celebrate your completion!
Light a flare.
Post it on Facebook or Instagram or YouTube.
Tell everyone you know

Taking action is the hard part.

The HUGE payoff from learning how to honor your word with action is that you become a creator.

The words that come out of your mouth have the potential to create the life of your dreams.

And that is incredibly powerful.

Today is the day.
Go out and practice.
Do what you said you were going to do.

Honor your words with action.

 

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Gail Tremblay

I help men & women who feel lonely & discouraged in their marriages feel connected with their spouses again.

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