I’m not a heavy drinker. I do enjoy a beer or a glass of whiskey now and then but I don’t like the idea of being intoxicated. You can have just as fun being sober – probably more so since you don’t get any regrets the next day or spend half a day in your bed due to a hangover.
However, I did have my fair share of alcoholic adventures during my teenage years and I had a tendency to make big promises. You can conquer the world when you’re drunk. Then I came upon a quote by Ernest Hemingway (1899 − 1961) which I took to my heart.
Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk.
That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.
It’s not easy but see it as a work in progress. Force yourself to always follow through and you’ll become careful with what you promise. It’s better than letting people down over and over again. On a related note – never promise to do something on a day you’ll have a hangover!