There was a commercial that aired quite some time ago for potato chips. The main character said ‘Bet you can’t eat just one’.
How many times do we try to convince ourselves of things? Oh, I can buy these cookies, I’ll only have one a day, or I’ll start the diet on Monday, so today I’ll have that restaurant desert.
Truth is we are very bad at limiting our selves to just one and for putting things off until tomorrow or Monday. There is always another Monday around the corner, right? 😉
Next time we are at the store we should walk away from the cookie aisle and say no to that desert, because every choice we make matters to our long term health.
The phrase ‘go your own way’ conjures up all kinds of anxiety for me. Where should I be going? How should I get there? Why should I go there? How is my way, mine?
Is’ your own way’ a real place I’m going to or is it just a way of living. Am I doing it all wrong? Because let’s be honest I’m not really going anywhere in a physical sense or in a life sense right now. Life seems to be at a standstill right now, just treading water and doing my best to stay afloat.
How, where, what, when, why should I go my own way at all? Or is everything already my own way.
Why do we let fear stop us from trying new things when we are adults. We don’t want to look stupid or silly or dumb, so we just stay on the sidelines.
But, life is meant to be lived. If we just sit at home and don’t try anything new, we never ever get anywhere new, which is a large bonus in life.
Go! Try something new.
We all move at a different pace, we can’t compare ourselves to others. As I’m sitting here writing we are having a storm blow through. Out the window I can see lower clouds that are moving super fast, but there are higher clouds that aren’t moving as fast.
Remember, just because someone else is perceived to be moving faster towards the goal than you, it doesn’t mean that you won’t get there.
Thinking about myself and growth has been in short supply around here the last few days. I have been busy dealing with life stuff and not thinking about me.
It’s time we got back to thinking thoughts and writing them down again. Growth only happens through external force or through internal drive.
So I guess we need to find some internal drive, somewhere, somehow!