Soooo… last week I got sucked into watching snippets of a reality show about unabashedly, morbidly obese folks who engage with some self-proclaimed “guru trainer” on-and-off for one full year to lose weight (i.e. not continue to drive themselves toward the Grim Reaper with food). Ironically, the priceless nugget of wisdom which I gleaned came from the angst-filled contestant…not the expert!
“Until you run out of EXCUSES, you’ll never become the best you can be.”
Perhaps it was one of those right-time, right-place, right-words…RIGHT NOW scenarios…but it got me right in the gut, like a good ole Yogi Berra-ism. I took out a neon green sheet of paper and wrote the profoundly obvious statement down, as if it were a canon of eternal success! Too many of us interchange valid reasons with lame excuses, letting the victim in us get off scot-free. It’s not until we have to pay the piper that reality reveals to us the devastating results of ignorance, laziness and apathy.
Welcome to Monday…and this face-jam of truth. You deserve it. I deserve it as well. And we all can benefit from assessing and addressing our UN-reasonable list of excuses. Cheers to your success in burning that pathetic list and grabbing the bull this week….and next!
Copyright 2011 by Kimberlie Dykeman.
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