|Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use." |
I used to try to motivate my students who hated school. I knew they did. I would tell them, "You have to be here anyway why not at least apply yourself here whether you do homework or not?" As it related to their future I would say, "You can put in 8 hours a day and earn minimum wage or you can put in 8 hours a day and make some real money - either way it's 8 hours of your day." This was to try and get them to set some goals and consider education beyond high school.
Aren't we the same concerning our weight loss goals at times? This next year will pass regardless. Next year at this time could we be in good physical condition? Could our daily habits have changed and goals could have been set and reached? Could we be stronger and stop making excuses for our unwillingness to stick with the program?
Will one year from today find us proud of the year that has just passed or will it be another year in which we just couldn't get it together? Will we just be one year older or will we be at our goal or have made significant progress?
|There's this gal in my Church who is obsessed with dieting. She is slim but makes a point to do things like picking up a cookie in front of others and then putting it down and saying "Nope, I didn't do my walking today." She will steer the conversation toward eating and dieting whenever she can. She is the standard by which we all are judged. I'm going to deck her one of these days :-).|