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Sweet Pleasure

What do you do when you feel like caving in or abandoning your best intentions?

When your commitment and discipline are tested, you might opt for an even sweeter kind of pleasure. Watch until the end for an unexpected twist I just didn’t see coming!

  • Kurtz Tak says:

    Ok… so….Did they pressure you to dig in???
    There is a funny thing about that.
    There are moments where I cave in for others.
    I don’t feel ‘caving in’as if I denied the host the pleasure of me enjoy what they take pride in and have offered me as their guest. Haha I doubt that they wanted to see you eat a 5 pound bar… but I wonder if they had taken you to their factory and you hadn’t tasted the samples they offered… if you would have felt good.
    Haha this coming from a guy that turned down anything with Sugar in it throughout 6th to 11th grade.

    • Dan Thurmon says:

      No pressure. And to clarify, my client wasn’t Hershey, but rather another PA organization who had their meeting there at the Lodge. So no “offense” was taken. Good point about being respectful of hospitality and receiving a gift, or meal, properly. Super important especially in certain cultures, as you know.

  • Diana Thurmon says:

    YIKES! Good message….good luck with that “gift”.

  • Joe Faragi says:

    Hi Dan very good message this week!

  • Great way to start the day, Dan! You made me smile!

  • OMGosh – the Universe puts messages where one needs them. Thanks for this. I am in a 12 day challenge that started yesterday with Evaluating my Strengths. It also required me to identify which concepts I want to focus on improving. I chose DISCIPLINE and Work Ethic. Because I have been suffering brain fade from a concussion last year and I am behind with all of my clients. I am the business owner and must keep up with them and communication with them or the impacts will be catastrophic.
    So, I chose discipline and I set a daily goal for what projects I will complete each day this week in order to catch up by my (newly set) target date. I met, and exceeded my goal yesterday. But it meant skipping dinner at the table with my husband for ongoing work at my home desk. But it felt GREAT to cross those items off my to-do list. I’ve been a bit distracted this morning because I am tired (concuss brain) from the long day yesterday. But….
    You’re message reminds me how great it feels to skip the distractions and accomplish the goal one has set – so, my thanks to you, sir, for the words of wisdom just when I needed them. I pretty off balance but I can handle it!

    • Dan Thurmon says:

      Fantastic Diane! How great to be a part of your universal messaging system! Keep up the excellent discipline, and also remember to make time with your husband. Perhaps explain the purpose of this challenge to him (which I’m sure you have), so that he is connected to the pursuit, rather than separated from it. Lifelines!

  • Cindy M says:

    Great message! I recently started eating healthier and can really relate to this! A “secret” person has been filling up a basket with chocolates each week in my area. Every Monday, the basket is magically full and this has been going on for over a year… I just returned from a week’s vacation to find a basket of Easter chocolates… Normally I would have eaten the whole basket in one day (really), but I only had 1 yesterday and I left work feeling great about my discipline, and today I haven’t had any. It does take discipline to change your habits, and with each step, it feels great! This can be applied to our work habits as well…. one day at a time and before you know it, discipline leads to positive changes! P.S…. I would have probably cheated with the Hershey bag of treats – there would be none left 🙂

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