Posted by: sharonseidel | February 26, 2013


Before I get into the post, why the cartoon you may ask?  Firstly, I am a  big kid and this is one of my favourite cartoons of all time.  Secondly, it’s a great example of just getting on with the job, despite everything that happens around the mynah bird, he is unaffected, and just keeps going.  Which is kinda the idea of this post.

I took myself off for my walk this afternoon.  It was a nice day and I was looking forward to getting out there and doing it, but as I walked along the path, for whatever reason the good angel, bad angel conversation started.  You know the one – “You could do a shorter walk today, you have done heaps of exercise lately, a shorter session won’t hurt” Then the good angel pipes up with “But you’re on such a good roll, why mess with your streak.” I’m not even sure why the negotiation started at all, the weather was good, I felt in a good place, I have a weigh in tomorrow – all valid reasons to keep going, but it is what it is.

I was going on in this vein, about 3km in when I met a woman walking along the path.  She had a huge knee brace on and I thought to myself, that’s pretty impressive and with that I shut the good angel/bad angel conversation down.  If she could get out there and do it with that heavy brace(I have included a pic below of something similar to what she was wearing to give you the idea) on her knee, why was there even a question of whether I should finish what I had planned to do.  I kept going and finished what I started.  The lesson was reinforced even further when I met her again just before I reached my car.  I stopped for a second and told her how impressed I was that she had walked so far, what a good effort that was. She had walked at least 3km and had the return journey to go.  That means that for this injury free little black duck, there are no acceptable excuses.  Robot mode and JFDI all the way!

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