“For the greatest enemy of truth is very often not the lie — deliberate, contrived and dishonest — but the myth — persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Too often we hold fast to the clichés of our forebears. We subject all facts to a prefabricated set of interpretations. We enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.”
- John F. Kennedy, Yale University commencement address (June 11, 1962)
What are your weight management myths? What behaviors are you holding on to that may not be serving you?
This weekend, spend some time thinking about what you believe to be true -- about yourself, what you think you should do, what you are capable of doing, what you're not capable of doing......
Listen to that internal (droning and constant) monologue spinning through your brain -- what do you hear?
Write those thoughts down. Many times, the act of writing these thought out spread light on ideas that, once illuminated are seen as completely ridiculous. But the writing part is crucial! -- It takes getting them down on paper to give us enough perspective to see that they may not be true. Once they may have been (or equally as likely, you just picked up those beliefs somewhere and they stuck).
But until you realize there are there -- you are living in the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.