On keeping your word

I used to pride myself on being a man of my word. I used to think of my word as my bond, and trust that if I said I was going to do something…. I’d do it.


I’ve been trying to work out exactly when I started drift away from this mindset and I’m having a hard time nailing it down. I know that I used to be the kind of guy that would become physically upset and panicked if I was even a few minutes late to an appointment or meeting up with friends. No joke, I would actually get into fights or get angry if I knew I was going to be late to something.

Perhaps it’s just getting older and having more commitments that has done it – but I don’t like the idea that something that was one of my core beliefs has suddenly faded away.

Today, right now, I’m at a point where I’m struggling so much with this that it’s actually a problem in my life. I need to get back on track and realise when and where I’ve made promises and to honour them with all my effort. Not even with effort, but ensure it happens. It’s part of a bigger problem with my horrendous disorganisation, lousy time management, poor planning, ease of distraction and apathy. Too much to go into here, but I’m working on all of these things and I’ll probably share my progress or thoughts on these… as Editorial posts.

The first in a series of Editorial posts?

I’ve been wanting to start writing Editorial posts on a regular (? monthly) basis as I think it’ll help me gain insight, force me to be more creative, and with a little luck be something that people can engage with. I’ve always been surprised to find that people read/share/comment on my more personal posts than just the funny pictures I post.

Quote goodness

I hope you like the quote I put in this post. I read it recently in a John Maxwell book that I’ve been “consuming”. I use the word consuming because to say I’m just reading it does not begin to do it justice. It’s amazing. I’ve only recently been introduced to John Maxwell after hearing him speak and was instantly hooked on how spot on everything he has said is. I’ll likely have to share some of the great insights I’ve gain and elaborate on it all more… but that’s fodder for another time. Unlike most of the images on the blog, this was something I created via an iOS app called WordSwag (it’s so good I”m ignoring the fact it has swag in it’s name). I purchased it because it’s an amazing way to create quote images or just stick text on photos etc. I’m planning on slowly folding more Quotes into the blog. I enjoy a good or meaningful quote; and happy to share them with everyone.


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