On the Carpet:

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!

About Big Red Carpet Nurse (1750 Articles)
Along with other stuff I enjoy that pays the bills (a plus!), I'm a budding nurse comic. I plan, like fake Opthomologist Rand Paul, to create my own professional organization solely so it will grant me a Doctorate. In my case, the org will be something like the AANC (American Association of Nurse Comics), and it will (trust me on this point) agree to make me the first ever DNC: Doctor of Nurse Comedy. I'll keep you posted!

5 Comments on Play to your strengths for the win

  1. I frequently tell myself in the drive-through that I only need enough willpower to place my order….

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  2. David Mercer // December 19, 2016 at 3:07 pm // Reply

    Happy 49 1/2…! Remember…dessert on June 19.

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  3. FREEDOM OF SPEECH ! // December 19, 2016 at 1:35 pm // Reply

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ! and congratulations you now qualify for AARP. You can be an official AARP card carrying member. !

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