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Listen to Your Gut -- Invitation to Write #55

For Writers:

My gut tells me, “You’re fat. Instead of drinking that next six pack, why don’t you work on making a six pack out of me?” I’ve ignored its words of warning for years, and now I wear 3XL shirts, and I don’t want to be one of those people that ends up wearing tent-sized attire.

Knowing what to do and doing it are two separate things, of course, and that’s the rub. Often times, people believe more education is the panacea, the solution to all of life’s problems. “We need to educate people about [fill in the blank].” But do we really need to educate people about the dangers of smoking, the stupidity of drunk driving, or how eating at fast food restaurants 20 times a week is actually equivalent to slow suicide?

No. Education isn’t always the answer. The answer is listening to what we already know, and acting upon that knowledge.

Think about the one thing you know you need to do (or stop doing) but haven't. Develop a plan of action, outlining step-by-step the process that will lead to your success. Who can you call on to support you in achieving your goal?

“Learn to let your intuition – gut instinct – tell you when the food, the relationship, the job isn’t for you (and conversely, when what you’re doing is just right).” – Oprah Winfrey

"The road to health is paved with delicious powdered donuts." - Bret R. Fuller


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