Struggle as Hard as You can for Whatever You Believe In.
So vague and so non-committal, a great fortune because it is one of those that I can take and run with. If you haven’t noticed that I pretty much write stream of conscious on these particular type of posts then you haven’t been paying attention. I have no direction on these FortunateBluFrog posts and so today’s “Whatever you believe in” is a perfect hopping off point.
I believe in myself
Despite the post the other day about how I have a hard time taking praise from people I still believe in myself. Each day is a struggle to work as hard as I can to improve that self. This may mean working out (something I am finally doing with regularity after a 7 year hiatus, ugh!), or eating right or monitoring my blood sugar levels. These are pretty much the three things that I struggle with on a daily basis. As you know I love to eat. I love greasy fried foods and cheese and sweets. I love them, they are delicious and comforting.
I struggle with weight
I’ve always struggled with my weight. From 8th grade to Sophomore year of college I remained 185lbs. I was as tall as I am now, 5″10′ on a good day. Now I look back and see that I wasn’t that big especially now that I am wearing 45 additional pounds. I do feel like I am wearing a 45lb full body suit with me everywhere. Now some people might look at that and say that I’ve got nothing to complain about because the number of pounds I need to lose is minimal. I guess everything is relative.
Being average gets you nothing
Did you ever notice that the world loves extremes. Look at Extreme makeover home edition, the people chosen have such extreme hard luck stories, the houses they build are extremely over the top and Ty yells extremely loud. Then look at the biggest loser, here you have extremely fat people being yelled at by extremely enthusiastic trainers and then they lose an extreme amount of weight.
This isn’t just on TV either. If people are extremely poor they have programs to help them. And if, lets say a company, a banking or automotive one, screws up in an extremely spectacular way then an insane amount of money goes to bail them out. If people buy more house than they can afford well they are getting a bail out too.
So what about the Average person?
Screw ’em is basically the feeling. I pay my bills so no bailout for me. I am not super fat so no extreme makeover for me. My clothes aren’t even bad enough for Stacy and Clinton to mock me over. Nope the average dude works, pays taxes and does the same the very next day. That is why they stay average.
Can you break the chain of average?
Now I’m not suggesting that you default on your mortgage and hook yourself to an IV of gravy. I do however, I think you can break the chain of average without doing harm to yourself, your waistline or your credit. One way to do it is to work hard, every person who has made anything of themselves and who is a person that people respect has worked hard. I had to add the earn respect part because there are people who have certainly made names for themselves who are not respected.
Working Hard isn’t Enough
If you are average you probably have been working hard your entire life. So why are you not more successful? And sadly I don’t have the answers you seek but maybe you have the answers for me. Leave a message about how you can break the chain of average in the comments.
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