13 May 2009

A Promise IS A Promise

The Way I See It #299: "There is a subtle difference between a mission and a promise. A mission is something you strive to accomplish - a promise is something you are compelled to keep. One is individual, the other is shared. When a mission and a promise are one and the same...that's when mountains are moved and races are won." ---Hala Moddelmog, President and CEO, Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Several months ago, I took this quote from a hot chocolate cup from Starbucks. I have a thing about the word "promise". I take that word very seriously and do not just throw it out loosely. Seriously, ask anyone that really knows me! If I said that word, you can count on me that it will be kept! AND, thusly when someone "promises" me something, I fully expect that it will be done! The hard part for me, most of the time, is the wait for the promise to be fulfilled. Just something to keep in mind when you think about making a promise to me or anyone...say it like you mean it and then, MEAN IT!

Mission, so many meanings, so little space on this blog post. I served a "mission" for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I have worked for many companies that have placed a lot of focus on their "mission". I am working on putting together a business myself and working on my own "mission" for that company. I have also been giving some thought to my "mission" in life. All of these missions worked to accomplishments. Some created for me, some I am working to create for myself, but all will lead to great things! What's your mission?

I say we all work together to move mountains! Who's with me?!


Hema and Becky said...

You should try having a 3 year old around, they never forget a promise you make. I am very careful about what a say or agree to! I do think our society in general lacks integrity in this area.

watsit2u said...

ya, kids are relentless that way! It really is sad how little value is placed on integrity in our society!