Sunday, April 26, 2009

M1 | Day 36

Talk about a deer caught in the headlights, my expression in the pic is priceless...."Wasn't me Officer"

Contest deadline is getting closer and the exitement is growing...I can almost feel it down here in the Southern tip of Africa.

Technology is wonderful that it bring us all together as a family from many nations across the globe and in a way these relationships may be more valuable, from a phsycological point of view, than those of your closest family.

Do a little comparison in your own mind. At home...your brother,sister,mother,husband,wife etc says "umm, honey, do you really think you need another chocolate eclair." In the shreddersphere you get tough love. "OK you bluppsed, let it go and move on" in other words you get non judgemental support, and encouragement in a non threatening safe environment."

"Baby, do these jeans make my bum look big." " No it's all the chocolate you eat" Not quite the encouragement you need.

Adam Waters has created with help of Mike Groom an amazing refuge, or haven if you will where 'dreamstealers' are forbidden and where you can make your dreams come true in a time frame of your choice. Nurture as opposed to criticism...even if the critisism is an uplifted eyebrow or a disaproving look.

We have all been where we all are now, so we understand....and the interesting thing is that very often the dreamstealers closest to you are the one's for whom you become a role model and change camps from " yawn....oh another diet..." to "Babe, what's the web address of that place umm, what's it called the 'shredder board' or something." and " hey you are really looking good" and at that point 'nothing tastes sweeter than' a compliment from a loved one.

At that point your self image starts to soar. You start to trust yourself and more than anything you start to see a future with you in it as the person you've always wanted to be.

BIG UP, to all our shredders that have had the courage to take this challenge on with a determination to see it throughto the end.

Without question, you are all CHAMPIONS, already.


Michael said...

Dougal, we've all known you were a champion for a very long time mate!

dougal said...

what a great thing to say Mike, thanks buddy...and thanks for visiting.