Don’t Be a Frog

Have you ever eaten a frog?  Did you know that there is a certain way to cook a frog?  Learning that certain way can teach a valuable lesson.

If you take a frog and throw it into a boiling pot, it will try and get out.   If you take the same frog, and put it into luke-warm water, and then gradually raise the heat in the pot to a boil, it will sit there until you have yourself a snack.  That frog is just like most of us.  If it is suddenly thrown into a negative situation, it can see that and will try its hardest to get out of it.  But if that horrible situation is slowly and steadily built up to, it will never see it coming.

How does this apply to all of us?  How many people have you watched get obese slowly over time?  Have you ever known someone who didn’t want to stop smoking until it was too late?  Or do you know someone who feels trapped in their job/relationship/body and they have no idea how they ended up there?  It happens slowly over time.  So you never see it coming until there you are, sitting in the boiling pot.

Having a goal to be physically fit means you have to know where you are now.  You have to know where you want to be.  And you have to figure out how to get there.  The same goes for a goal of a certain income.  The same goes for the goal of a certain mate.  The theme that flows through all of these is having a goal.  If you do not know what you want, how will you ever know if you have it?

Don’t wait for that horrible thing to happen to you to spring into action. Choose what you want now and avoid that horrible thing altogether.