We all want to “Just Do It”. Just lose weight, just go to the gym, just study, just get an A. But something always seems to get in the way.One buddy described her weakness as “I give in to cookie dough.”Who wouldn’t? It’s delectable!Another buddy wrote,“I have a binge eating problem” .Another:“I eat out of boredom” and one more: “My diet is inconsistent”.Yes! We understand.Why?Because we’re human. And weallexperience this frustration. And the frustration is known as Life.
So many of us recognize that something isn’t quite right with our behavior.There’s a disconnect betweenwho we want to bevs. who we are.Betweenwho we imagine ourselves to be andthose behaviors we’re taking right now.Behaviors that definitely won’t lead to our imagined fit and slim selves, like bingeing on irresistible cookie dough.But there is massive hope!Because recognizing something isn’t working is that first step toward making our imagined selves real.
Just Do It?
Don’t you wish you couldjust say noto those extra crackers? Orjust get up and goto the gym? Orjust wake up at 5 amand go running?You know,Just Do It.™Self improvement forums are full of comments like “Just wake up early!“,“Just get to the gym!”“Just don’t eat sugar!”Well, as my high school acting teacher said, “There is no just in the theater.”Everything on stage has meaning, a reason to be there.Hamlet doesn’tjust go and give a speech about whether to be or not to be. If he did, the play would have closed the first night, and never been seen again.It’s precisely in that spaceofnot being able to just do itthat you learn what you need to do it. You are learning what you, as an individual, need to thrive, and why.This is precisely how we grow as human beings.It’s why Hamlet’s story survived for 400 years – because we watch him not being able to just do it, then learn what he needs to be able to do it (in this case, kill his uncle – please don’t just do that). As a result, we learn from Hamlet’s growth as a person.This learning process is literally what makes life worth living – and it’s also – hard. (Hamlet is four hours long).
Tough But Worth It
And that’s why your buddy is so important. You need another person to help you get there.Someone to give you outside perspective on how and what you’re doing.Someone working towards the same goal.Someone without judgement.Hamlet had Horatio – so, who do you have?
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