District 41

SERVING NORTH AND EAST INDIA, BANGLADESH, BHUTAN AND NEPAL

Ranked #1 District (2016-17)

Smedley Distinguished (2019-2020)

A Livewire Article

Renew your Promise, Revive your spirit!

Promises are both simple and powerful. It is more than a verbal commitment. Holding up to your promises, however small it may be shows your convictions, dependability and trustworthiness. On a daily basis, many of us promise several things either to our own self or others like –

I promise I will start exercising from tomorrow

Next time I will come on time I promise and many more.

Promises generally spring out from the intentions to do better or to improve further. Let me cite an example from my life. For a very long time, I had been an introvert and always wanted to conquer my fear of the stage. Talking to people or speaking out loud in the public domain was a dream which I had believed will never come true. There were many opportunities that had come knocking at my door, to help me fight my fears, but every time I chose to keep the door closed, saying next time. So last year, when I got to know about the Toastmasters organization, I decided that I will open this door and let the light in. Enough of saying next time, it’s now or never. With this promise and spirit I took the first step and joined Toastmasters.

And it’s been exactly six months that I have been a part here. With every meeting that I attend it makes me feel proud of the promise that I made to myself. Coming to the podium extinguishing my fears and speaking my mind out, sets in a sense of accomplishment and adds up to my confidence. It strengthens my promise which I made to myself 6 months back.

So recently when my VP Membership approached me for renewal, without a second thought I knew that I have to be here, to walk on to this wonderful path. It is the only way to keep my spirit revived and live up to the promise that I made to myself, because

PROMISES ARE MEANT TO BE KEPT AND RENEWED!!!

Author

TM GITANJALI DEY

Club

CITY OF JOY TOASTMASTERS CLUB

Theme

Renew your Promise, Revive your spirit!

Date

September 2020