The Sun And The Moon

Ah, the love (or perhaps the guilt) that makes us promise the sun and the moon to our loved ones. What wouldn’t we do?

The problem is what we don’t do!

Would you rather be promised . . . whatever . . . and end up receiving more than you were promised? Or would you rather be promised a bigger . . . whatever . . . and get less than what you were promised?

Your partner is the same.

It is always better to be pleasantly surprised when a partner exceeds the expectation he or she created than to be disappointed by their failure to do what was promised.

Don’t create expectations you can’t, or aren’t, going to meet. Don’t set yourself up to be a failure and disappoint your partner. You are only going to do as much as you are going to do anyway.

Unmet expectations can ruin anything––and sometimes everything. Always do more than you promise, never less.

Speak modestly––

Act extravagantly––

 

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6 Responses to The Sun And The Moon

  1. avatar Janelle says:

    Woot, I will certainly put this to good use!

  2. avatar Zenia Grit says:

    I’m still learning from you, as I’m trying to achieve my goals. I certainly love reading everything that is written on your blog.Keep the information coming. I loved it!

    • avatar admin says:

      Encouragement really helps. Thank you.

      What I didn’t mention here, or in my post “Are You On The Bus Or Off The Bus?”, is Ken Kesey’s use of promises. He used promises to set personal goals in the belief that by doing so he would spur himself on to accomplish as much as he possibly could. I believe he didn’t want to disappoint the people around him (or himself), but this must have been hard on others until they understood what he was doing.

      Only actions count. Surprise people.

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