23 4 / 2012
What is it that stops people succeeding? Put your mind to anything and surely you can achieve it. What is stopping you? What is tempting you to change your mind about achieving something you really want to do? Or should I say who? If you say no to some chocolate, everyone assumes you are trying to starve yourself into oblivion. Mention you are going on a diet and you have a crowd of people trying to convince you that you don’t need to. Why do people do this? What if you genuinely do need to? Or even just want to? Why are people obsessed with feeding people? Eating healthy makes you an outcast. Going to the gym makes you boring. Why? Do people not want each other to succeed? Is it that subconsciously people don’t want you to succeed? The truth is you can live a perfectly exciting life whilst saying no to a biscuit at break time! We are a nation of feeders!
Fair enough, we all have a friend who is trying to lose weight who blatantly doesn’t need to but if it makes them feel healthier why not? Just because someone is thin doesn’t mean their diet is not highly questionable. In fact some of the thinnest people I know are the most unhealthy. If eating healthily or losing weight will make someone lead a healthy and happy life why not help them? Believe it or not you can be sociable without having to eat the fattiest meal on a menu, and craziest of all, healthy food can taste really nice! Surprising to some, but true.
Now not that I am saying the responsibility doesn’t lie with you, ultimately it does, you have the power to say no. I am just saying it would be nice if you could go an hour without a chocolate biscuit being shoved in your face! Remember to your part though, take some time to think about someone you know who is trying to achieve something important to them, weight loss, a healthy lifestyle, a new hobby, anything. Are you making it easy for them? Or are you, maybe without even meaning to, making it a little bit more likely they will fail? Support people in their decisions, if it makes them happy let them embrace it.