I’ll tell you a secret: As hardworking as I am, I’m a little lazy. I like to sit on the couch eating ice cream, even if I do not like the end result of my lack of activity. Old bad habits, such as feeding my feelings rather than feeling them, and flopping on the couch after dinner, are easy. It’s effortless to pick up KFC on the way home. Cooking dinner after working takes planning.
But I know I can do better. Throughout this challenge, I have tried to remind myself that anyone can achieve their goals if they are willing to work at it. I had four children in less than five years, and I managed to graduate medical school, complete an internship and finish my residency on time. I know I can do something if I really want to.
I have friends who have achieved, or are about to achieve, greatness. A screenwriter named Dan Studney and I went to high school together. He remains someone I have a deep connection with during those infrequent times when we actually see each other. (If you have not heard of him yet, you will know his name soon. He co-wrote the upcoming movie Jack the Giant Killer which will be released on March 22, 2013.) I rarely see Dan, but he is a constant reminder to me that anyone can achieve any goal, if they work hard enough.
When you look at yourself in the mirror, do you believe you are the person everyone else sees? Or do you know that you are more than that reflection? Post a comment and tell me what you want to push yourself harder to do.