I’m still painting. I’m still really bad at it. So bad, that I’m considering bringing in some folks for estimates on finishing up the rest of the project.
I would, too, if this quote didn’t keep bouncing around in my head:
Roads with the most traffic get widened. The ones that are rarely used fall into disrepair.
– Dr Harry Chugan
Probably if I painted more than once or twice a year, I’d get better at it. (Right now, I’d settle for less messy.) It’s really hard to develop or improve a skill if you’re not using it.
You see what’s coming, don’t you?
It’s the same with weight loss/maintenance. (It always is.) If we keep striving for improvement, developing and using the skills and abilities we need to ensure a lasting change, our road to success grows wider. Smoother, too, but rarely without a dip or a bump here and there. Sometimes a little gravel.
Abandoning those efforts results in huge ol’ cracks and potholes, eventually rendering the road to success impassable. Weeds and litter accumulate, and we give up traveling that road at all.
So I’m sitting here in my painting clothes, ready to try again. My efforts will not be perfect, but then again, neither was my weight loss path and that turned out okay. The longer I stayed on the path, the wider the path became.
On the other hand, a critical segment of my weight loss path was hiring personal trainers to teach me to exercise properly, so maybe painting contractors aren’t entirely out of the picture.
What are you doing to make your road smoother?