Play to your strengths for the win

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We each have different strengths and weaknesses. I, for example, have far more willpower when it comes to buying junk food than eating it. I can skip the purchase, but tend to eat the whole thing – nom nom nom – far faster than I should. All the way to empty, in fact. What to do?

I could work on the nom nom nom control, and have in fact, with rather little success if any. So I changed tactics.

Changing tactics: so many people skip such an easy solution. They keep bloodying their noses against the same bloody spots on the same brick walls! Such a futile, insane, punishing approach to life, and quite common. If it doesn’t work, for goodness sake try something else! It’s called adpatatation, learning.

So that’s what I did. I learned and adapted. I now assume no willpower at the eating end of this scenario – a safe bet – and focus all my attention on the buying end. You can’t overeat what you never bought, right? Problem mostly solved, with little effort or pain. A win for Greg.

There are many problems in life you can attack more than one way. Figure out your strengths and weaknesses, and plan accordingly. Try it! It sure beats agonizing over your weaknesses after you trip over them over and over…

Oh, and it’s my 50th Birthday today. I always hated having a birthday so close to Christmas. It seriously stinks! Some years I’d even hide it, then feel bad that it was hidden. A weak spot. So this year I said Enough! I moved it 6 months, to June as it turns out. From now on I celebrate halves, not wholes. Nice!


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