Can you do the math?
“Five frogs are sitting next to a pond on a hot day. One frog decided that the heat is getting too much and decides to jump into the cool water. How many frogs are left?”
If you answered four, you’d be wrong, there are five. Deciding to do something is not the same as actually doing it. Nothing changes until you take the action.
This little tale really resonated with me, and honestly, I don't think it even needs commentary. I mean, wow, point made! Even so, I have a few things to say…
I have one of those imaginations so vivid, I often think about doing something, then feel like I’ve already done or said it. This sometimes interferes with my follow though. I enjoy reading, and taking classes with Pj McClure, who talks more about this in his book, “Flip the Switch”. It's an enlightening read and a great price at the moment.
Have you decided to lose weight? Did you decide to rehab that old injury? Have you decided to do something that will help you feel better? How are you doing in the area of action and follow through?
The book of Proverbs makes it clear over and over that the sluggard will reap lack and destruction. In other words, she will receive nothing and worse. But, the diligent man will have no lack of gain. Not, “gain” around the hips—no! “Gain” in better health, stronger bodies, smaller clothing, no debt…those kind of “gains”!
Sometimes it seems like there is a literal force warring against us when we start becoming diligent in all areas of our lives. Call the “force” against our success what you will, the sluggard in each of us is constantly looking for ways to be in charge and keep us from taking action. It's up to you to get up and get moving. However, I'll tell you one thing that I've finally learned the value of, that's great support! I hope that by reading these quick encouragements, you are inspired, for that is 100% the goal. I also pray that you surround yourself with good books, good friends and great coaches!
Will you jump into the cool water and be rewarded for your action today? People who decide to exercise are not thin, fit and healthy, only those who actually do!
Kayla Howard is a stay at home wife and homeschooling mom who loves to teach the T-Tapp method of staying fit in 15 minutes a day from the comfort of your own home. She is a Biblical Health Coach and Senior T-Tapp Trainer, certified to teach all forms of T-Tapp. If you’d like to know more about becoming and staying fit and healthy, Kayla is happy to answer your questions! Send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org