Sunday, May 26, 2019

Nothing Works

I noticed myself saying, “Do what works for you,” more often than I used to. After some pondering, there’s a problem with this statement. What if the answer is nothing? Nothing can work. People can stay how they are. There may be a lack then when it comes to motivation.

What are you doing about X Problem? Nothing.

Well, I guess that works.

If I’m telling someone you have to find out what works for you, when trying to help them better themselves nothing can be a plan of action, or rather, inaction.

When it comes to X problem, do what works for you to solve it. Let’s say losing weight. If someone has lost weight before then losing weight isn’t the problem, keeping it off is. When it comes to keeping the weight off, do what’s works is justifiably nothing because they have no experience.

I’m working on giving less advice, less unsolicited advice for sure, but less advice overall. What I think would be better is to say, when you lose the weight, track every calorie, stay away from junk food and don’t eat past 6 pm. You can add in some other strategies or use a mix of these but figure out what works and do that.