Thursday, May 22, 2014

How To Get A Six-Pack In 30 Minutes

It’s so easy it will blow your mind. 

Step 1: Get out of bed. 

Step 2: Put on your clothes.

Step 3: Put on your shoes. 

Step 4: Pick up your car keys.

Step 5: Get in your car and drive to your neighborhood grocery store. 

Step 6: Head to the beer aisle. 

Step 7: Pick up your 6-pack.

Step 8: Pay for it at the register.

Step 9: Get back in your car and head home.

Step 10: Open a bottle and guzzle the liquid down. 

That is the full-proof way you can get a six-pack in 30 minutes.

Foolish, right?

That’s how foolish it is when we expect overnight success. That’s how foolish it is when we expect to put in little work and get back overwhelming profit. That’s how foolish it is when we consider foundation and humble beginnings irrelevant. 

If you want a deeper and joyful relationship with Christ, it will be a PROCESS involving tests, stumbles, self-discipline, and growing pains. 

If you want to build a legacy, it will be a PROCESS of taking small steps daily that will eventually amount to the large dent you will leave on this world. 

If you want a more fruitful relationship with your spouse or loved one, it will be a PROCESS involving sacrifice, dedication, and forgiveness (lots of it). 

If you want to be a better musician, it will be a PROCESS of practicing, studying, practicing, and studying.

 If you want a six pack, it will be a PROCESS of getting your hide to the gym and eating clean (even when you really don’t feel like it). 

There is no such thing as “overnight success”. If it comes easily, it will go easily. Let’s stop looking for the easiest way out and actually start doing the necessary work with the required patience to match:)
Disclaimer: This post is as much for me as it is for you. I’ve recently found myself getting discouraged and frustrated with certain areas of my life; I also need to remember that worthy achievements take time and require patience. My part is to enjoy and appreciate the process while I am going through it (even when I have my low points). The same goes for you too, lovelies. It’s normal to get in a funk at times, just make sure you don’t get permanently trapped in it. Keep choosing God’s joy and keep working diligently.

What are your thoughts folks? Do you believe overnight success is possible or just a social myth? Have you been feeling impatient and frustrated with the process in your spiritual or professional life? Did you find my stab at six-pack humor impressive? Leave a comment below:)

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  1. Spot on! To add to your insightful post, I'd say that the key is also to find the joy in the 'process'.. by reconfiguring our mindset. Nothing says the journey towards a goal has to be all doom and gloom. Challenging? Yes. But having fun along the way? Totally possible. If there is no joy built into striving for that better relationship, career goal, skill or healthy body even, then it's all too easy to lose hope and long for short-cuts.

    1. Thanks, Vegan! I agree with your point about finding the joy in the process. To me, joy is what allows the beauty of the process, with its ups and downs, laughter and tears, doubts and strengthened faith, to be possible.

      When I am immersed in the joy of the process (which I surely forget at times, causing me to get angry and downcast), it is because I remind myself that "God uses ALL things to work for the GOOD of those who love him and are called according to his will".

      The more you focus on this truth, the easier it becomes to flow with the process and look for new parts in it to enjoy.