Ada Pang, MS, LMFT is the proud owner of People Bloom Counseling, a Redmond counseling practice in WA. She loves to help people find the path towards their own journeys. A little lost? Give her a call! (Please note she's directionally challenged in real life and this call for help only applies to therapy.)
A Parable by Aesop
An old man, a boy and a donkey were going to town. The boy rode on the donkey and the old man walked. As they went along they passed some people who remarked it was a shame the old man was walking and the boy was riding. The man and boy thought maybe the critics were right, so they changed positions.
Later, they passed some people that remarked: “What a shame, he makes that little boy walk.” They then decided they both would walk!
Soon they passed some more people who thought they were stupid to walk when they had a decent donkey to ride. So, they both rode the donkey.
Now they passed some people that shamed them by saying how awful to put such a load on a poor donkey. The boy and man said they were probably right, so they decided to carry the donkey. As they crossed the bridge, they lost their grip on the animal and he fell into the river and drowned.
The thing is, if you try to please everyone, you might as well… Kiss your ass goodbye.
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Hope you had a restful New Year's! I often get tripped up on people making resolutions at the beginning of the year. While according to Statistic Brain, it is better to make resolutions than to not make them at all, only 8% of people successfully achieve their resolutions!? My question is, why not commit to change anytime of the year? How about early Feb, late April, middle of summer, beginning of fall? And, how about taking every moment as its own and choosing, with that moment, to move you closer to your goals? When you get off track, you've got the next moment yet to get back on track. And the next moment after that. That's different from throwing in the towel and downing another five cookies, or hiding behind your gadgets.
Let me know how I can help!