If I can’t keep my word to myself, how will I ever be able to keep my word consistently with you? When I fully grasped the power of my word, I got a glimpse of the power to manifest my destiny…. I can’t necessarily control my relationships with other people, but I can certainly control my relationship with myself. Now, I look at the commitments I make to myself as training ground in the disciplined practice for understanding my commitments to others. In many religious traditions, people make covenants with God; in many societies, people make covenants with others in the form of marriage, but no matter the custom or tradition, sometimes the covenant we most often take for granted is the one we make with ourselves.