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The 5 Minute Pose: A Promise Kept

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I have 5 minutes before I need to log off of this computer and get myself to the airport.

What can I write in 5 minutes? I can explain to you, my consistent readers, that I made a promise to myself to write every Sunday. No matter what. So here is my what: I’m not at home and my typical writing rituals have been interrupted.

Luckily, I’m in a beautiful place.


I choose in these 5 minutes to keep my promise to myself. My post might not be perfect or polished or as tidy as I would prefer. But for me there is a larger picture at stake and I can forgo perfection for a promise kept.

It might not be perfect, but it is going to get done. This approach helps me complete plenty of goals. If I expect perfection from the jump I might never, open my computer, walk into the gym, take that class…the list goes on.

When I let go of expectations and allow the experience, I skip procrastination and get right to the task.

So that’s where I am. In a beautiful place and keeping a promise.

Author: Sara Gray

Sara Gray is a legal assistant who moonlights as a freelance writer and blogger.

One thought on “The 5 Minute Pose: A Promise Kept

  1. Way to go Sara! I think those promises we make to ourselves are sometimes –oftentimes — the most important ones to keep, and this post (your kept promise) was awesome.

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