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"Stop Looking for Short Cuts" (2014 - Blog #40)

Sunday, February 09, 2014

Part of the mental toughness course reminds us to "stop looking for short cuts". Oh my, isn't that the truth!

When I view television, so much of our advertisement IS about short cuts. We are such a "quick" "now" "fast" society. ("We" being pretty much anywhere!!)
emoticon Learn a language with no pain or time using THIS special DVD.
emoticon Make money faster by winning the lottery.
emoticon Eat breakfast faster by running to the fast food places.
emoticon Fix lunch faster by using a boxed food.
and of course...
emoticon Lose weight faster by using a fancy-wancy machine and a pill.

Here's the thing for me though. When I take a short cut I really do not feel as proud and as fulfilled as when I do the hard work.
emoticon When I spend time reading and studying, I feel like my brain got its needed work out.
emoticon When I cook a meal from scratch, it pleases me!
emoticon When I cut my own veggies, it just tastes better!
emoticon When I work out, I feel energized.
emoticon When I plan and expend the time to do something thoroughly, I smile inwardly.

Short cuts may seem like a good idea, but there are just not that many instances that short cuts improve who I am as a person, inside and out.

Off to make dinner...chili made from scratch!

Enjoy your "full cut" day :)

"You always have time for the things you put first."
Author Unknown

MANTRA: Every opportunity is a choice. Every choice is an opportunity. (me)

PHOTO OF THE DAY: My mountain knows no short cuts...
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