Yesterday, I was watching Jingle All The Way with my family.
You know, that corny little Christmas movie from the 90s featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger?
If you haven’t seen it, it’s a true holiday classic.
So go ahead and pop that sucker on when you’ve got a chance. You’re going to love it, and you’re welcome.
Anyway, there’s a powerful moment in that film when the son’s finally had enough of his dad breaking his promises.
So he repeats this quote to him:
Always keep your promises if you want to keep your friends. — TurboMan
And you know what?
The little guy’s got a pretty dang good point.
In other words…
Stay true to your word.
To your friends.
To your family.
And most importantly, to yourself.
If you say you’re going to do something, do it.
If you say you’re going to be somewhere, be there.
If you say you’re not going to miss something, then you better do whatever it takes to not miss it.
Because guess what?
Your integrity is everything.
And the more you fail to follow through on your word, the more you let that integrity suffer.
And the more you let that integrity suffer, the harder you make it for people to believe what you have to say.
Don’t do that to yourself.
Instead, be true to your word.
Follow through with your commitments.
Do all the things you ever say you’re going to do.
And above all else…
Live your life with the utmost integrity.
Because if you don’t, you might find it gets a little lonelier every day.
But if you do, you’ll be sure to have friends that last a lifetime.
Oh, and when you’re ready