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If it is to be, it is up to me

Thursday, May 10, 2018

It was an easy drive down to Columbus today. Decided against stopping to see something I'd also skipped when I was down here last month, due to it being cold then. Scoping out tomorrow's weather (possibly rain), maybe I should have hit it. But, the location being just 2.5 hours from home, I can get there, if I really need to. Kind of illustrates a point that's been rattling around my head lately, that so many things are doable, if you really need to, or want to do it. The obvious subject, on this site, anyway, is weight loss. Some folks do have legitimate medical conditions that might preclude that. But the rest of us could, if our lives depended on it, make changes that would being that really. So why not do it, before it gets to the point of our lives depending on it? For some, it's a matter of willpower. I fall into that category, certainly. Other categories, too, I'm sure, which wouldn't take much cogitating to establish. But, as the Senator from New Jersey, Corey Booker said (not an original thought of his, to be sure), "IF IT IS TO BE, IT IS UP TO ME". Ten words, a pithy 20 letters, and a world of meaning. I would like to think I could live up to these words, but I also recognize that I haven't really ever been that self starter, that self motivated person for much of my life. I'm usually in need to something to focus on, something to chase, in order to get something done. Whereas, with that statement, the focus resides within one's self, to provide the drive towards whatever goal. Think I'm going to attempt to incorporate that idea into my life. We'll see how it goes.
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