“To anyone whose
Ideas have been called
Impractical, idealistic, grandiose,
Whimsical, imaginative or crazy.
To anyone who dares
To dream big”
^ ^^^the words at the start of the book I read my daughters last night, “Little Leaders: Visionary Women Around the World”
After 48 rounds of ‘Let it goo, let it goooooo” , of course.
It’s a book about different people (women in this case)
Who were perhaps called ‘crazy’, ‘different’, against the norm, or even ‘weird’…
But despite that
Stuck with it
And have as a result…
Artists, scientists, inventors, actresses, architects etc..
It is full of stories about different women, like Yayoi Kusama, who made her own art tools after her parents took them away as they didn’t see art as a career
(she is now one of the biggest influencers in her field)…
And it got me thinking…
About how much we are influenced by others..
And the research backs this up:
Which brings me to this study..
suggesting that if you are:
1) Told that ‘the others’ just ate the ‘whole pack of donuts, pizza, and popcorn between them’…you’ll eat more
2) Told that ‘the others’ only ate 2 donuts, 2 slices of pizza, and no popcorn between them’…you’ll eat less
3) Told that ‘most people in [where you live] eat 5 portions of fruit and veggies per day’…then you’ll eat more fruit and veggies
And one study showed that when 2 out of the 3 friends opted for the ‘healthier’ option
the 3rd friend followed…
And this is just a reminder that
If nothing changes, nothing changes..
You may have to be a little bit different at times to get different results..
Whether that is eating better, exercising more or trying to get others to change…
You might have to lead the change…
Be the change you want to see in other family members or friends…
You may experience resistance…
And it is OK if you don’t want that..
That it feels hard…
It will feel hard…
But the alternative can also be hard.
Staying the same…
And nothing changing.
But for me?
Wouldn’t it be easier to choose the ‘hard’ that is going to give me the results I want?
In how I want to look and feel?
Struggling for motivation?
Do you know anyone who has done what you want to do?
Yes or no is fine…
If you are in a position to change,
Why is now the right time and why didn’t you do it before?
^^ write these reasons down, it can do wonders for self awareness and starting to break through sticking points.
Matt ‘food for thought’ Fruci