Friday, March 30, 2018
I was asking myself the other day why I am so obstinate when it comes to acting like a willful child when it comes to saying "No!" to calorie, fatty, and sugar laden food. I thought to myself "It's almost like you have an evil super-power set on self-destruct mode." Yes, I can dig in my heels like nobody's business!
That's when a sneaky little thought crept in and said "So, why not use your super-power for good instead of evil?"
Don't you just hate it when your inner adult makes a suggestion?
The definition of obstinate is: (from dictionary.com)
1. firmly or stubbornly adhering to one's purpose, opinion, etc.; not yielding to argument, persuasion, or entreaty.
2.characterized by inflexible persistence or an unyielding attitude; inflexibly persisted in or carried out: obstinate advocacy of high tariffs.
If you dig around in there, you come to realize that being obstinate can be a power for good. All I need to do is to re-focus the purpose. Once I have fixed my eye on my purpose, the rest falls into place doesn't it?
Let's re-visit that definition again, shall we?
1. firmly or stubbornly adhering to one's purpose, opinion, etc.; not yielding to fatty foods, sugar, or empty calories.
2.characterized by inflexible persistence or an unyielding attitude; inflexibly persisted in or carried out: obstinate advocacy of healthy eating.
It's one of those simple, but really hard things, isn't it? A simple shift in thinking, but not always so easy to carry out. However, now that it's risen to super-power status, it's also much harder to ignore!
I'm going to keep on looking for my super-powers. How about you?