I don’t do resolutions. I don’t do goals. I do personal promises. A resolution is something I find very easy to pass off, to neglect if you will. A goal is great- if you get there. If not, you wallow in your own self pity thinking about how you failed. Granted, failure is something we all need in life. A good failure only helps us get back at “it”, only to eventually succeed beyond your initial expectations. But a promise, that is personal. I don’t know about you, but when I make a promise to someone, I do it. This promise is a connection you have within yourself. From your mind to your heart. A “Promise”can also mean a capacity for good, similar to a value that is to be realized in the near future. So, 2014, I promise you & I the following:
I promise to run 299 miles in 2014- which is 1 more mile than my total for 2013 (well 297.49 miles in 2013) I rounded up!
I promise to devote 3 hours to myself and only myself each week.
I promise to continue my writing, regardless if not a single soul reads it.
I promise to believe more in the good of mankind rather than the bad.
I promise to express my love & gratitude to my friends & family more often.
You just read my promise for personal branding in 2014, So what promise will you make yourself this year?