Keep your word, your promise

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  1. Mandy says:

    Promises can be complicated. For example, a politician should keep his/her word, but what if the promise they made before entering office is a promise they later learn is not for the benefit of the people they are suppose to be serving? And maybe the people being served don’t know that? So, while I agree for the most part, you do have to keep in mind that there are always exceptions to the rule…

    • Parul Thakur says:

      And agree to your point Mandy. As long as the person involved knows about why the promise was broken, the trust stays. Else imagine how hard it would be to build that all over again.

  2. Promise is what defines me period. Nice read

  3. I believe promises should be made when one intends to honour them otherwise they are just shallow words. As a parent, one has to be especially conscious of her words because children lose their faith in them when promises made to them get broken recklessly and without explainations.
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  4. Kala Ravi says:

    A promise only means something when it is made with sincerity and the resolve to keep it. Loved all your posts through the series Parul, but the leaf one and the HR bias remain my favorites!

  5. Making promises is way easier than keeping them. I’d rather not make a promise if I know I won’t be able to keep it!

    One more example of a promise could be our blogging challenges! We make a promise to publish good quality posts for the entire duration of the challenge, and most of us end up doing that 🙂

  6. Lot of people say but they don’t mean it….very few there are who actually keep promises and those who do are the courageous ones….

  7. Rajlakshmi says:

    Keeping promises defines the strength of character … the will and determination that a person has. And not everyone is that determined. Those who are reach the heights they dream of. Wonderful take on the prompt. 🙂
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  8. Jen says:

    Promises are very important to me.

  9. Shilpa Garg says:

    Oh yes, promises are meant to be kept and should not be broken for they are a lot like impressions. The second one dont count for much.

  10. I am with you on this one, Parul. Keep a promise (verbal / non-verbal) and always ensure you live up to it. You did a nice job of demonstrating what a promise means to multiple people of varying occupations in different relationships. Loved it. 🙂

  11. Tarang sinha says:

    Really like your take on the prompt, Parul!

    When I think about promise, the first thing that comes in my mind is – keeping your promise. Because your promise is someone’s hope and it hurts when hope shatters.
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  12. vineeta says:

    V true. One should learn from u how to keep promises . Hats off .
    Mai to fail ho jati hoon

  13. I believe a promise should always be kept which is why I am careful while making any – specially to the kids. They’ll never let me hear the end of it if I break any of mine :-P.
    Congratulations for making it to the end of the challenge despite your crazy schedule and constant work calls. You’re a great team player.

  14. Vinodini says:

    So true, Parul. A promise only makes sense when it is kept. Congratulations on successfully completing the BAR-A-THON!

  15. Mayuri says:

    So simple. So true. So Parul.
    Fitting finish to the prompt

  16. Suzy says:

    I love how you take an everyday activity and link it up to the prompt. So true, we should mean what we say.
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