Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Wish Has Been Granted, Now What?
I saw an ab builder on the television that says you can rip your stomach and produce a mouth watering abs for just a month. I am somehow tempted to buy this because my stomach is getting a bit bigger as I grow old. I was shocked when I learned that one of my friends already has it. What shocked me even more is his body has not changed even if he already has the apparatus for a very long time. I asked him how many times is he using the apparatus and he proudly replied “twice a week”. I almost laugh but I stop myself to avoid offending him. This is a common problem to each one of us, we tend to buy things so that we will be forced or inspired to move but once we have that thing we still not take immediate and consistent actions. A year ago, I begged to my mom to buy me a tread mill so that I will not jogged outside anymore and so that I can exercise easily, I am very excited because she will purchase me a unit, but once the unit was already there I still did not exercise daily, sometimes I only use it once a week. Good thing is I realize that I don’t want our money to get wasted so I use it now for at least four times a week. A lot of people ask for something to get moving but once the requested thing has been granted they still do not change their habits. I think asking for something to keep moving is just a form of excuse to delay what is needed to be done. Some people will say: “I will exercise daily and have a perfect body once I have a fitness coach”, “I will study harder once my mom has bought me a Mac PC”, “I will work harder if my salary has increased”. The reality is even if our request was granted still we didn’t keep our promises. We don’t need something to keep moving or change our lives, we just need to change our attitudes to achieve the results that we desire.