Today has been interesting. I've had several folks in my office complaining about different things. Thus far, they are all unwilling to make significant (and uncomfortable) changes that in the longer term will improve their life.
Coming off of the weekend at Jen & Jerome's camp with Spencer...this has put me in a bit of a foul mood.
While working, I am trying to find a long term solution for many projects and project issues. In my training, I have basically tossed my entire season of workouts out the door and will be up late tonight making changes. Changes that will hurt. Changes that will pay off in the long term.
My response..."If you aren't uncomfortable enough to make change. Don't complain about your results." Additionally, if you truly need something...you'll find a way to make it happen. This is when things change from a want to a must.
Quick rant on a certain Chicago Tribune editor who when asked (by another person) to publish an article on the ALS Spin a thon he said, "These guys are just fundraisers right? So what?" He didn't even read the press release or listen to the story. You know...it is editors like you who give the media a bad name. God forbid that we have a news story about two guys who learned about a wrong situation and instead of just sitting on our ass - we did something - a great something; and have stuck to it for several years and counting. I hope this male editor (and his family) never get a disease or find themselves in a situation where they rely on an organization or people outside their family for help...then he'd be a hypocrite. I have a feeling he already is. Coward. You have a chance to change people's lives and you're reaction was "so what".
My fitness (exhibited this weekend) was pathetic. (I'm being kind.) I was housed. Had my clock cleaned. My lunch money stolen. My Wheaties were crapped in.
I'm making real, lasting change. Real change to my workout program. I will spend time in the "hurt box", "see the wizard", "...wearing the mask of pain" and I'll be a new triathlete in 2008.