Advertisement

Our Lady of Weight Loss

Our Lady of Weight Loss

Negative Role Models Rock: How the Angel of Defeatism Inspired

jigzone ganeshJust yesterday, when I took a much-needed break from working hard on my latest art masterpiece, a self-portrait soon to be unveiled, entitled: Miss Frozen Peas, 2013, I encountered a young man playing the Sitar.

Mr. Sitar-Player had seated himself at a bistro table in front of the local food co-op.  His sitar was gorgeous (wow, what an instrument); his playing heavenly.

As he began his second piece, a young woman who worked in the co-op ventured out and said to him, as sweetly as can be, “You can play here, but you cannot sit here.  It’s for the coop customers.”  About face, she walked away.

Mr. Sitar-Player turned to me and said, “Just like them to turn down a gift.  That’s it.  I’m out of here.”

I replied, “Well, she does have a point.  And this is a good spot, isn’t it?  Lots of foot traffic, people in and out of the co-op, ample opportunities for people to drop dollar bills in your sitar case, no?

“Why don’t you buy yourself one of those little folding chairs.  You can have your cake and eat it too; you can sit on it, stay here, share your heavenly music, collect dollar bills; maybe even five dollar bills.”

He continued to express his displeasure about this situation and life-in-general.  A defeatist, if ever I met one.

I couldn’t help myself.  I offered some free coaching advice—food for thought.  I said, “This is a minor obstacle.  Truly.  If you give up this easily on the small stuff, how do you handle the major obstacles?”

I dropped a dollar bill in his case and went my merry way, walking the 0.3 miles back to my studio.

As I walked, I thought:  Maybe Mr. Sitar-Player was The Angel of Defeatism, and I might learn from him (negative role models are the best).  The next time I feel frustrated and want to toss my art, Miss Frozen Peas, 2013, into the trash, I will find a better way!

Lessons Learned:
Don’t Give Up.
Negative Role Models Rock.

Thank you for being so negative, Mr. Sitar-Player.  You brightened my day.

Tomorrow, tune in for 10 quotes that will help you to NEVER GIVE UP!!!

Hungry for more fabulous tips and conversation on how to s get inspired, stay motivated?  Join Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Club:  Kick in the Tush Club/FB.

Deliciously yours,

Janice Taylor
wise * fun * utterly useful

———————————————————————————-
For the best life, wellness and weight loss wisdom, visit Janice:
Our Lady of Weight Loss
sign up for the Kick in the Tush Club e-letter
join and chat: Kick in the Tush Club/Facebook

 

Previous Posts

Puzzled? Our Lady of the Deep Cleansing Breath wants to know...
This week’s Puzzled? was inspired by Our Lady of the Deep and Cleansing Breath, she wh

posted 4:15:11pm Mar. 30, 2015 | read full post »

#OneWord : What Shade of #Yellow Are You?
I’ve been thinking about the color yellow. It started when I randomly tossed a throw pillow on "the" chair,

posted 3:25:33pm Mar. 27, 2015 | read full post »

Coach Yourself Thinnish: Imagine Emptiness ?
What happens when you imagine emptiness; when you imagine that you have pitched, tossed, given your possessions permission to

posted 10:29:36am Mar. 26, 2015 | read full post »

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Strengthen Your Immune System
The Journal of the American Medical Association tells us that writing about stressful situations, stre

posted 12:40:10pm Mar. 24, 2015 | read full post »

Puzzled? No Need to Shoot!
Reached your wit's end, have you?  Well, there's no need to shoot.  What to do?  Get a grip and move on!

posted 9:51:15am Mar. 23, 2015 | read full post »

Advertisement


Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.