Every day, on the way to my son’s bus stop we pass a house that is for sale. This house has been for sale since about April. Now, I know that the real estate market is pretty poor right now, but I have a theory on why it is not selling- there is a garden out front and right by the garden is this big metal sign that says “GROW DAMMIT!”
I would think that if you are selling a house the first impression you don’t want someone to have of it is this big huge sign that says GROW DAMMIT!
But, it got me thinking. Every one of us has a GROW DAMMIT. We all have something that is holding us back from achieving our true potential in something we strive to do, and all we have to do is get rid of this big huge sign in our life.
It could be something as simple as a sticky valve on your trumpet, and you know all you have to do is clean your trumpet and oil that valve. It’s an easy fix, but you just don’t do it, for whatever reason.
For me it has been Coca Cola. Every time I tried to quit it I got this huge headache (which I know can’t be good). I would suffer through those headaches because I knew they eventually would go away, and they did. However, there I was 2 to 3 weeks later drinking more Coke, then trying to quit again suffering through the same miserable headaches.
I know all I have to do is quit Coca Cola and just stop drinking it, but it has been hard for me. I haven’t had a drink of it in 4 months now, and I think I am safe from it (I don’t crave it like I have in the past when I wasn’t drinking it) but it was something so simple that I knew I just shouldn’t drink, but I kept doing it.
So what is your GROW DAMMIT? What is it that is holding you back, and you know it is, and if you stopped doing it, it would instantaneously make you better? Most likely it is something you have grown attached to so it may be hard to get rid of emotionally. Push yourself and get rid of your GROW DAMMIT so you can…well…grow (dammit).