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The One Thing Successful People Never Do

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

I am hanging on to this article from Linked In because it’s a great reminder that there’s only one thing you really need to do to succeed:


Or rather, not do. And that’s give up. My favorite anecdote was the one about Walt Disney – owned a business that went bankrupt, was fired from one of his first jobs for not being “creative enough.” And what he’s built has long surpassed him.

Well, I’m inspired. I can’t wait to run the Disney Wine and Dine half marathon in November (http://wp.me/p1N36Q-1c).

J.K. Rowling is also mentioned. If you hadn’t heard, she published a new novel, The Cuckoo’s Calling, under a pseudonym. I get that. Once you achieve success like Harry Potter, I’m sure there are some who can’t wait to knock you down a few pegs. I think she was smart to let the critics write their reviews believing the author was an up-and-comer. I want to read it, but it’s a good thing I have my list of health and wellness books to get through first – I’m number 47 in the queue for the book at the library. Wheat Belly took three months to come in – wp.me/p1N36Q-cy - and I was only number 6 in the queue then. So that means I’ll get to read The Cuckoo’s Calling in… two years.

Sorry – minor tangent. I am also inspired to keep plugging away at getting a solid Wheat Free streak going. I have bookmarked a lot of paleo blogs and recipe sites (I find there are a lot of similarities between the paleo lifestyle and Wheat Belly) - so when this article came across my desk about getting started on a paleo diet, I read with mild interest.


I think the most important points offered are:

#1 – Clean out your kitchen! How many times now have I fallen off the wagon simply because there was something here that shouldn’t have been? I hate to say it, but there’s still some wheat flour, pasta, and cookie dough mix in my cupboard. We’ll use it up at some point, but I am debating just tossing it. The good news is that every grocery store purchase I make from here on out will not contain wheat.
#4 – Cook! This is so tough when you work full time, have a half-marathon to train for, and a blog to keep up with – but it’s the only way to be 100% sure you are eating only what you want to. I would suggest getting used to reheating things – then you can just cook all your meals on Sunday and reheat later.
#5 – Expect a set back (or 2, or if you are me, something like 10)! It’s refreshing to see this listed out. One of the reasons I do like to keep up with blogging daily is I’m hopeful it might help others who feel like they take one step back for every two steps forward.

We’ll get to where we want to be someday – as long as we keep in mind that successful people don’t give up.
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    Paleo/GF is very hard. However it seems to be getting easier now - I see a lot more GF friendly foods out there, though not so much Paleo. However, the free market is doing it's thing, and I am hoping in a year or so I'll be able to pick up organic crackers made out of nuts and seeds in the local grocery store shelf, right next next to coconut tortilla wraps.
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    Thanks for your supportive comments (Today and over the last few posts!)

    TeddyTeddy - oh man, that is rough. Eggs are always a go-to good quick meal for me. I am actually considering an elimination diet - including eggs - because I'm wondering what else might be a problem for me. Take nuts, for example. I haven't had nut butters in the house in forever because of binge issues - and recently, I do feel cravings are triggered by almonds or other things I eat with nuts in them. I have often wondered - what if life would be easier on me without milk? soy? eggs?! If I go that route, I will most definitely blog about it.
    1767 days ago
    I agree cooking is hard. But once we get in the habit of it, it should get easier!
    My motto is "Not Defeated!" I agree, never give up. Never quit and you ARE succeeding! emoticon emoticon
    1767 days ago
    Thanks for blogging.

    My daughter has been totally wheat free for at least a year and still is having digestive problems. She discovered recently (by accident) that she is sensitive to eggs and is a bit disappointed because she has a source of free organic eggs fresh from the chickens and as we know those fresh eggs are so tasty.

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