I have a bad habit that most people these days do not have.
I stick to my word.
It’s kind of hard to explain. But basically, when I say something, I meant it.
Words often mean nothing. That’s the way of the world these days. What someone says today, they’re likely to change it tomorrow. Or say they never said it.
I can’t do that.
I know that when I say I’m going to do something, or feel something, I am 100% committed to it.
It won’t change. If I know I’ve said something, it’ll haunt me forever.
That goes for good and bad things.
If I promise you something, it’s a promise I make myself. I’ll never forget it or deny I said it. I’ll follow through regardless or changing circumstances or feelings.
Feelings do change. I won’t deny that. But if I said I’ll do it, If I said I’ll stick to something, that is essentially a law I’ve set for myself. I would see it through at any cost.
I think this is just because I need some form of anchor in my life. I use my words as my anchor. I’m careful about promises I make and words I give to someone. I need to rely on that for myself as much as others.
So if I give you my word, you can bet your life on that.
Because I know I will be.