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