I Have Been Meaning To Do It

Posted on October 24th, 2012 by & filed under Be Inspired, Everything Miz Meliz

Fulfilling Commitments

I have been meaning to call you.

I have been meaning to visit.

I have been meaning to read your blog.

I have been meaning to work on that article.

I have been meaning to organize my files.

I have been meaning to clean the hall closet.

I open the cupboard in the kitchenette at the office and I say to myself, “I have been meaning to bring in some coffee mugs.”

Now I am doing it to myself.  Selling myself short.  Breaking promises to myself.  Letting myself slide.  It starts out small.  It becomes acceptable.  Next I will be doing it big time.

I have been meaning to pay that bill.

I have been meaning to get an oil change.

I have been meaning to have a gathering with my family.

I have been meaning to cook his favorite meal.

I must change this and soon! I need to honor my commitments, to my family, to my friends, to my debtors, to myself.  Honoring commitments is so important.  Fulfilling promises to myself is vital.  If I can’t fulfill a promise to myself, how can I expect others to depend on me?  How can I expect others to trust me?

I trust myself.  I know I will do these things.  I meant to do it.  I know I meant to!  Sometimes going with the flow, taking one thing at a time, not sweating the small stuff, and living in the moment becomes an excuse to not get things done.  Okay, an excuse is a bit harsh.  I am talking about myself and my experience, so I know I can take it.  I honestly believe it is best for me to go with the flow, because if I don’t I will get worried and paranoid and depressed.  I put so much pressure on myself to get everything done, to do everything for others and right the world’s wrongs that I get sick.  Yes, I make myself sick.  I not only get disgusted with myself, I get physically and emotionally ill.

Not completing things and letting all the intentions pile up makes me ill, too.  So, what is a girl to do?  I want to be in my Zen.  I want to be in control.  Cool. Confident.  I want to walk the walk and talk the talk.  Here is what I will do.  As soon as I hear the little voice say, “Oops, I meant to do that.”  I am going to do it.  No more saving for later, adding to my mental list, waiting for the next opportunity.  Fix it, buy it, take it, mail it, call, visit, pay, bring, make, and do it now.  Most likely, it will just take a moment.  Most likely, it will just happen naturally.  If I catch myself slipping and not taking action as I intend to, I won’t beat myself up over it.  But I will do my best to live up to my promises, fulfill my commitments and be my best self.

I mean it!

If you want to read more about self-development and my journey to living my best life, read http://mizmeliz.com/2012/01/24/truth-is-essential/

Miz Meliz Keeping it Together Workshop

“Fulfilling Commitments” is part of The Develop Your Best Self section of I AM KEEPING IT TOGETHER Life Balance Workshop with Miz Meliz 2012

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6 responses to “I Have Been Meaning To Do It”

  1. Jennifer says:

    So many times I feel like I have to do something right when I think about it or it just won’t get done.

    • MizMeliz says:

      Yes, that is true for me. I struggle with it, because if I am actively doing something when I think of something else I want or need to do, when is it the right time? I want to put my full attention in each area. I want to truly focus on the moment as it happens. I get pulled in different directions and it bothers me. I am always working on it!

  2. Marc Zazeela says:

    Melissa,
    I struggle with that also. I am convinced it is a serious personality issue that will never go away but can be managed. I am learning. Letting things pile up can be soooooo stressful.

    Eat That Frog by Brian Tracy may be helpful.

    Cheers,
    Marc

    • MizMeliz says:

      Yes, I believe it can be managed. Part of it for me is being aware of the cycles and allowing myself good and bad days. Thanks for the tip, I’ll check it out.

  3. Thanks for the pinterest love today on my Vapiano Restaurant Food Pin! I love this post, unfortunately I’m ever so guilty of putting off the chores I hate, My closets are all a nightmare right now!

  4. Ann says:

    Such a hard habit to break! Meaning to and then beating oneself up over the resulting fail–this is something I need to work on as well!

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