Can't Eat Just One!
"Betcha can't eat just one" is a slogan that made a lot of money for the Lay's potato chip company. Think about it. Have you ever just eaten one potato chip? Just one? Just one kernel of popcorn. Just one M&M. Just one bowl of ice cream? (ok, that is my issue, not yours). Our limit is usually more than one in a lot of things in life. Hit the snooze button for just one or 7-9 more minutes. Just one more game before we stop playing. One more pair of shoes. One more new electronic gadget. One more to fill me need, want desire. Unfortunately, we don't allow ourselves to have that same mindset when it comes to the challenges of life. One is all we think we can handle. We seem to believe that our limit is one and one only. Only one trial at a time. Only one attempt at a solution and then if it doesn't work, I am done. I can't do more than one. Often times, we need more time and patience to get through a tough challenge. We also need to allow ourselves the grace to have that time. When our expectation is only "one" then we don't give ourselves the ability to adapt to a failure and we put too much pressure on ourselves to be perfect the first time. Life doesn't work that way. "You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it." Margaret Thatcher
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