No Bologna

There’s this little story about two co-workers who walked into their company’s lunch room, sat down next to each other and began unwrapping their respective lunches. While one started eating almost immediately, the other stopped and just stared at his meal. After a few moments, the man who was eating noticed that his co-worker was shaking his head and mumbling profanities under his breath. So he put down his sandwich and asked if there was anything wrong.

The despondent co-worker continued to look down at his meal while explaining, “Everyday I come here and have the same thing for lunch; a bologna sandwich with mayo, mustard, lettuce and tomato on white bread. Everyday.”

The man who had been eating took another bite of his sandwich, shrugged his shoulders and said, “Why don’t you just ask your wife to make you something else?”

The man looked up with a defeated look on his face. “Because,” he said slowly, “I make my own lunch.”

Unfortunately, too many people continue to make the same bologna sandwiches each day. While its true that circumstances may sometimes limit their choices, it’s also true that those same circumstances sometimes serve as a convenient excuse to remain where they are. As a result, they become too comfortable or insecure; too fearful or unsure of their own potential. They remain in the same job, relationship, town or career, even though their minds scream otherwise. Until one day they realize they’ve settled for less and their lives have been a steady diet of the same bologna sandwich.

A noted sports psychologist, Dr. Steve Peters, once said, “The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.”

Too often people lose sight of that simple fact. So ask yourself these questions. What is it you really want in life? What do you have to do to get it? Where do you have to go? What are you willing to risk? Whom do you have to speak to or be with? Are you settling for less? Do you believe in yourself? Are you confident enough to ask the question, find the answer and search out the solution?

So let me ask you once again. What is your main thing?

Got the answer?


Now go get it.

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