Promise vs Fear

We promise according to our hopes, and perform according to our fears.  - Francois duc de la Rochefoucauld

I'm really curious, why do you think this quote rings true?
That is, if it rings true for you.
It rings true for me, at least right now it does.

Is it because we are afraid to face our fears?
Are we afraid we might succeed?
Or, maybe we are afraid of what comes next - after we succeed.

I don't have the answer - obviously - but I know I'm working on figuring it out.
Blessings to you as you go about your week.


  1. The leaves are lovely. I try never to make a promise that I can't keep, unfortunately that doesn't always happen. I think many of us perform according to our fears. I guess I need to mull this around in my mind a bit.
    Sunny :)

  2. Wow, what an image that is! You have so much talent!

  3. The need to achieve and the fear of failure are both motivators. Beautiful image, Stacey.

  4. This just takes my breath away.