Our Hidden Promises


Had a conversation with one of my dear friends and mentors, Daniel Burrus, as he emphasized his belief in the importance of my writing a book for The Promise.  I let him know it’s in the works and he is determined to help me find the right publisher to take it to the world.

He then emphasized, “Do you realize how important this book can be?  Have you considered that you haven’t even tapped into the smallest of possibilities with this topic?  It could be multiple books!”

“Yes, I’m hopeful that it will be more than one book”, I responded, grateful for his belief in the idea.

We then began into a part of The Promise I hadn’t yet considered and Dan opened my eyes to it.  The question was posed:

What are the Hidden Promises inside of us?

Think about that.  You have promises in your heart you don’t even realize you’ve made, and they dictate your entire existence! Some may call it conscience or character or integrity, but if we look at it as promises we’ve already made to ourselves without even really thinking about it this opens a whole new realm of possibilities, on both sides of the spectrum:

What are the Promises I’ve made that are good, and those that are not?

When we hold onto our beliefs to such an extent, where having an open mind, or seeing a new way, would better serve our world, it can be a negative driver in our lives.  Here’s one: Check the fat content before you eat that.  Have you lived with this? Me too!  Yet studies are now showing up everywhere (that have been around for decades), due to the popularity of the Keto Diet craze, that we’ve been indoctrinated incorrectly about the importance of eating fats.  And not just adding some bacon to the salad, we are talking making fat over 50% of your diet.


And bread? 


Ok, so maybe not to that extent.

Have you ever thought of that “fat” conversation before?  I hadn’t either, and realized I had promised myself, unknowingly, subconsciously, that I must always check the fat content before eating.  Now, with carbs it’s another thing, but with fat wow, it’s amazing how little good fat I’ve been eating.

This conversation and inner dialogue begs the question: What other hidden promises have I made that I didn’t realize I’d made that could be affecting me?

The other end of the spectrum holds the hidden promises which dictate our character, our goodness, the pull we have to serve, give, and love.

If you have been following the news lately we are in a time of unprecedented natural disasters, political unrest worldwide, and calamity happening everywhere.  If our hearts aren’t aching in some way right now for those that are suffering everywhere then it is time to open our eyes!

When these difficult challenges arise for mankind, what is our response?  The hidden promise many of us never realized we made is that we want to help, what can we send, how quickly can we get there?  For others it may be how can I keep out of this mess?  They’re on their own, save yourself!  These are all hidden promises we may not have considered we have made to ourselves that completely change the course of our day, and exponentially even, our lives!

Hidden Promises equally keep mankind moving forward as well as hold us back from our true potential.

Consider today for just a moment the hidden promises that dictate your existence.  You’ll be surprised what promises you’ve made that you didn’t even realize were there.

~ jason


Jason Hewlett, CSP (Certified Speaking Professional), CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame, is a Keynote Speaker for the largest corporate events in the world. His primary message, The Promise, is essential for Leadership, Management, Sales, Marketing, Direct-Sales Companies, and is a combination of engagement and entertainment meets inspiration.  Jason has even received standing ovations from IT guys.  He has been acknowledged as life-changing by Conference Attendees, C-Level Executives and Hollywood Elite.  jasonhewlett.com

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6 thoughts on “Our Hidden Promises”

  1. Nice work, Jason. I hope you’re well!

    It’s funny, the “fat content” situation reminds me of the last episode of Revisionist History this season (if you’re not listening to Gladwell’s podcast, get thee to there, post haste!).

    I love the idea of challenging these “hidden promises” that we make ourselves….or investigating the rationalization of breaking some of those hidden promises that we’ve made (just a little bacon won’t hurt, right?).

    Thanks for sparking the old hat rack on this Sunday morning. =)

    I look forward to the book, and to bumping into you again somewhere soon!

    1. Haha! Thanks Eric, I hadn’t heard of the podcast, thanks for the tip! Hope all is well with SkyeTeam, we need to do another gig together! Thanks

  2. Deeper … deeper … deeper you go. The Promise has unknown depths at this point. How creative and how deep you go Jason is up to you. Proud of you. Proud of the Promise you’ve made to us. Thanks!

    1. Thank you my friend for reading and being a cheerleader of this work. Know I’m cheering you on as well as you grow in years! Love your posts.

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