Thursday, March 29, 2012
I was just now reading a blog about a woman who had handed out a lot of advice to a lot of people. Some of it was things she had read, some was tips she had gotten from other members, maybe some was just plain common sense.
When it comes to writing blogs I know I'm pretty good at writing motivational blogs -- or at least that's what I've been told. But looking back over some of my best blogs, I suddenly realized that I'm better at "giving" advice than I am at "following" it. If I followed all of my own advice I'd probably already be into the coveted 130's instead of yo-yoing in the low 140's. Hindsight is a great thing, but the scale is not impressed by it. Writing good blogs is a good thing -- but only if that blog is adhered to. Good intentions never lost you a pound. Good old hard work, action (like getting out there and DOING IT) and walk the walk and talk the talk is what really counts. It does no good to suggest a dozen healthy, delicious, low cal snacks and then reach into a bag of candy for yourself. Or describing how a person needs to try a new tactic with exercising, move it up a notch, change things around -- and then for yourself watch a TV show and eating chips as you veg out on the sofa.
It's hard work to get toned up! It's hard work to do it instead of procrastinating! It's hard to pass up the temptations! And it's hard work not to let yourself fall back into your old ways! But if you stop and think about some of the jobs you have held, do you also realize that the jobs where you were promoted and were the most successful with, were the very jobs where you gave 110%, consistently. No one is handed a Vice-Presidency on a platter and it works the same way when it comes to your personal achievements. The less you work, the less you have to show for it. The more you do, the better your success rate.
It's up to you. You can give advice but not follow it, or you can do what needs to be done!