Why Broken Promises Can (and Will) Steal your Thunder
Are you aware that broken promises to yourself can put you in a downward spiral and prevent you from achieving your life goals? Many of us can remember one occasion or another where we promised ourselves something. We have pledged to ourselves that we will be happier when we lose weight, get that Job, or arrive at a perceived destination in life. Most of us promise ourselves that we were going to stop smoking, or starting a saving, to be happier. At the end of the day, many of us think that we had only broken our personal promises to ourselves. But it is not that simple. And we believe, what could be the danger of that if any. It Can’t be that bad, right? Wrong.
Broken promises to ourselves are single-handed the most damaging behavior we can have towards ourselves. It is also an act of negative motivation because we stop trusting in ourselves in doing so.
All the Broken promises to ourselves and others function as a clog on the energy flow of your life. Just like it is difficult to heal when we are still too attached to energies of the past. The hurt caused by broken promises can compromise the way we see ourselves, in the way we relate to ourselves, how we relate to others, and our ability to trust.
Stating to trust Oneself
To trust oneself is an essential aspect of living in alignment with our life goals, intentions, and Purpose. In order to succeed in life and to be able to surf all life’s ebbs, one must be self-reliant, confident, and trust your own guts. To have a negative motivation does not necessarily mean to have destructive intent. Think with me: if you do not trust yourself, then who will?
The process of trusting oneself, in this case, must happen from the inside out and not the opposite.
Rigorous examination of our mental and emotional processes lead us to find that they are negatively motivated to no small extent. Our Ego tends to create barriers around us to “protect “us from potential suffering and guarantee our self-preservation.
Many of these artificially created Ego devices are based on fear and discouragement. Let’s face it, negative motivations. This negative shield of suppressed emotions does not shelter you from anything. It may seem that this negative armor gives you the illusion of protection and safety. Still, actually, this protection only mirrors back to you everything you need to work on inside yourself.
We can name 8 consequences of this negative shield.
1. Distrust in yourself 2. Lack of focus 3. Lack of specific goals and objectives 4. Higher levels of anxiety 5. Game of comparison with other people 6. Lack of consistency 7. Susceptible to constant distractions 8. Letting yourself be influenced by pessimistic people
It is practically impossible to be positively motivated without believing in ourselves. The good news is that we can access our more significant internal resources and feel self-confident in matters of moments. We have all had moments of glory in our lives. Sometimes we forget those moments and let ourselves be carried away by unbelief and unproductive thoughts. As we have seen, we need to be aware of the negative attitudes that can wipe out our positive motivation. Self-awareness is a big necessary step not to fall into mental traps and get lost on the way.
A grand strategy to keep us always motivated is to cultivate the habit of reading. There is nothing better than nourishing our mind with content that can transform our thoughts, emotions and influence our daily actions. If you are committed to your results, you should always be aware of the types of habits and behaviors that can influence your daily life.
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