Recently I began reading The Promise Doctrine co-authored by my friend Jason Womack.
As I've "worked" through this workbook over the last month, I've realized several things about promises. They are:
- It's easy to make promises, but hard to keep them – Man, it's easy to say with your lips what might be hard to do with your back.
- To keep your promises, monitor them regularly – If you make a promise, it can be easy to forget what you promised, to who you promised and when you promised it. Keep an eye on your promises by having a safe, secure place that you can capture and write down what promises you've made, that way you can make sure you follow through and keep them.
- Your promises will probably have to be rescheduled – Maybe it's just me, but it seems that most of my promises have to be rescheduled. Maybe I make too many promises, or I don't give myself enough of a time to complete them, but it seems to be often that I have to reschedule or renegotiate a promises that I've made.
I'm sure there are many other promise principles to be extracted from The Promise Doctrine, but those are the ones I've taken so far.