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How to Keep a Promise

Keeping a promise offers many rewards. Highlight your impressive moral character by following through on a promise you made to yourself or to someone else.


  • Step 1: Write down promises Write down promises you have made to yourself and to others on a piece of paper.
  • TIP: Break down big promises into smaller steps.
  • Step 2: Organize Organize your schedule in order to keep promises.
  • Step 3: Track your promises Track the progress of your promises in a journal.
  • Step 4: Look at consequences Examine the consequences you will encounter if you break a promise.
  • Step 5: Make a promise Make promises that you can keep.
  • Step 6: Do not make excuses Do not make up excuses that will deter you from fulfilling your promises.
  • Step 7: Recommit Recommit yourself if you break a promise. Apologize to others if you let them down, and then get back on track.
  • FACT: In 2008, there were 2,162,000 marriages in the United States.

You Will Need

  • Pen and paper
  • Organization
  • Commitment

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