I’ve always found it inspiring when couples renew their vows to each other. It’s their way of saying, after all we’ve been through together, you and I, we carve out this moment to remind each other of our mutual love, devotion and commitment. And to re-affirm that they still mean it.
But I don’t often (ever?) hear of people renewing vows to themselves.
For many of us, there’s nothing to renew because we never made a conscious one to begin with.
Have you ever made a vow to yourself? I think it’s a powerful idea, particularly in these challenging times.
So powerful, in fact, that I’d like to offer to go first.
As of now, I take up a calling, rooted in love, to transform the particulars of my life.
From this day forward, I will, with every bit of energy and audacity I can muster, approach my relationships, my work, and my activities with the expressed intent of changing everything I touch for the better.
The proof of my success will be the legacy I leave, the imprint I make, and the people I boost up along the way.
And if, from time to time, I fall short of the mark or even “fail” completely, I won’t have the slightest residue of regret, because my intent will always be noble.
I will Leap, dammit.
And it will be exhilarating.
Now it’s your turn; try writing your personal vow and see if it makes you feel and act any different.
And, if you’re feeling bold enough,
share it with us here.