The Odds Against…………………

The Odds Against………

I’m trying to walk everyday and as much as possible…….I’m told it’s good for my health.

During this particular walk a voice inside my head reminds me, “You know……The Odds are Against you doing…..blah, blah, blah.   Aaaaaaack!!!!   Not what I want to hear…..   But this other voice chimes in real quickly, “We’ve had this chat before and you know that “The Odds Against” you don’t pertain to you.”

How about THAT!!!   “The Odds Against” (TOA) me (you) don’t pertain to me (you)!

Just by doing a bit of digging into this “TOA” thing, and doing some ‘strategic’ thinking I was able to isolate “TOA” and make my plan for success.

Sounds too simple doesn’t it.

If anyone doesn’t come across the opposition of “TOA”, they really aren’t undertaking anything that is challenging.  Yep, I’ll stand by that statement.  Because too often by too many ‘unknown’ authoritative sources, “The Odds Against” is invoked.

You may say, but shouldn’t we explore “The Odds Against”?  I say no!!  Why?  First, they are extremely persuasive, and second, ignorance can be a very powerful tool.

How can ignorance be a very powerful tool?  If we don’t know why you should be failing, we remove the BIGGEST obstacle!!  The preconceive presumption that ‘we’ can’t get it done!!!

What are “The Odds Against”?

Here’s the short list;  Some quit, some died, some forgot to follow thru, some believed “The Odds Against” and succumbed, others lacked the courage, others lacked commitment,  others lacked planning, some did it for the wrong reason (i.e., to please or impress someone else, just for money, etc.), really simple reasons.

A bit of education of ourselves, our interest, passions, loves, motivations would go a long way to enabling our successes.

BUT, Never, Never, ever let “TOA” be the reason we fail……as a matter of fact. If we take on the optimistic attitude that if we don’t quit, we will eventually achieve our desired results we’d find ourselves a lot happier and those around us who we love will benefit too.

2 comments

    1. Thanks for stopping by Carol!!!
      This is an issue I keep banging my head up against, even right here doing this.
      I guess is has been ingrained so deeply.
      Thank goodness I have an alternate voice in my head.
      John

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