Yesterday, my sister sent me over an email to start off my day like usual. We always chat first thing, and then go on about our day. Thursday’s email was different. It was entitled, “Keeping Promises” and she provided me this link.
This is a 99% fitness focused blog, but every once in a while, I feel compelled to share something else. This isn’t directly fitness related, but I feel it definitely can point back to health and wellness, and any part of your life for that matter. The article that I mentioned above touches on something simple: Do something because you said you would. Pretty simple, right?
Alex, who is the starter of this movement, lost his dad to lung cancer earlier this month. He wants to have his father’s legacy live on by spreading the biggest thing that his father thrived at – doing something because he said he would. If you request it on his site, Because I Said I Would, Alex will send you 10 cards with that simple phrase. The goal is for you to write down something that you need to do, give it to the recipient you want to hold you accountable, and you will not receive it back until you complete what you said you would do.
I believe this to be a very simple, yet very powerful notion. Kind of like an Operation Beautiful note. How many times has someone made an empty promise to you, or even you yourself having made an empty promise to someone else? I hear so many people say things that they just do not follow through on (don’t worry, I’m included in that too) – a good example, New Year’s Resolutions! What better way than to have someone keep you accountable for something you may really want to get done? Maybe you want to run a mile every day for a month, finally sign up for that spring marathon, or finish a home improvement project that has been hanging over your head for weeks. Maybe it is something as simple as taking 15 minutes for yourself to reflect each day. Now is your time to do it! Go requests some cards, and do what you say you are going to do!
I already requested my cards, and I know what I will be putting on some of them already! Calling friends more often to chat and getting my home improvement projects done (yep, I was talking about myself up there) are just a few things that I want to be held accountable for.