I forgot white socks (horrors!), and now I had a choice to make.
Option 1: Work out and keep my commitment to myself to exercise each day, but look a bit dorky wearing the black socks only meant to be worn bumming around the house or discreetly hidden under boots.
Option 2: Sigh and go home. Outwardly disappointed about missing my workout, but inwardly doing a little happy dance for having come up with a great little excuse to not get sweaty.
I looked down at my feet and burst out laughing in the middle of the ladies’ locker room, because business owners face this kind of thing nearly every day.
Now pay attention to this next part because you’re going to be able to use this for yourself over and over again…
Looking at each option in turn I asked myself, “Is this worth it?”
Do I go out there and to do that I know is good for me: put in the time and effort, get uncomfortable, put myself out there and be willing to look foolish?
Do I let a silly little excuse derail my commitment?
I can proudly share with you that I chose option number one. To my utter amazement, no one laughed and pointed at my socks.
The intended moral of the story here is pretty obvious: don’t let little excuses derail your important commitments.
However, when relating this to my hubby and business partner Adam, he introduced another dimension when he asked, “What exactly is wrong with black socks? Where is it written that you have to wear white socks?”
Thanks to Adam, we have a secondary moral: notice the assumptions you’re making and challenge them!