by | Feb 25, 2020

O, swear not by the moon, th’ inconstant moon,
That monthly changes in her circle orb,
Lest that thy love prove likewise variable.

William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

Like the moon, I am inconstant.

I like to think that I’m pretty good at doing what I say I will do, being where I say I will be at the time I say I will be there. I am generally true to my word and honour my commitments.

I’ve learned to do this by only committing to what I am confident I will pursue/achieve.

But I feel like I am not always able to consistently show up for myself. It can be difficult to always do the things I decided I would do, make the changes I think I want to make. Is it because I am only accountable to myself? Or that I expect too much?

I do think I am getting better at this. My method is to be more specific in defining what I want and how I plan to do it.

Mindfulness and self-reflection are amazing tools. But it’s still difficult work.