Thursday, October 15, 2009
I'm not trying anymore
Oz had a therapist woman in his audience, and I somewhat read the exchange between her and this poor woman. And I recognized it as something I've heard before. The therapist was telling her what she needed to start doing to get things under control (the woman is borderline diabetic now), and the woman said, "Yes, I can try that." The therapist essentially said that that to say, "I'll try," you might as well say you won't do it because TRYING leaves open the optionn of failing. If we say we will DO something, then that is an action word we can get behind. Trying doesn't really mean anything. If we "try" and then have an off day or don't want to exercise, don't want to eat well, don't want to drink our water, we can simply let ourselves off the hook by saying, "Well, I tried."
So... I have decided that I'm not trying anymore. I'm doing or not doing, but trying is off the table.
Posted by Beth at 10:47 PM