I mentioned to you that about ten years ago (or so) I lost about eighty pounds. What motivated me was all those “before-after” photos you see. I don’t know about you, but to me, they look like two completely different people. Sure, one was fat, and the other was thin, but their appearance was only part of the change. There was something else in the photographs that made them look different.
Change is real
I can tell you that I felt a change in my life after losing eighty pounds. I could run farther, I had more energy, and my attitude about life was pretty upbeat. Was that what I saw in those photos? (I ended up gaining all the weight back, but that’s a different story.)
The point is, after I lost all that weight, I wanted to become a personal trainer. I figured I could help a lot of folks lose weight as I did. After all, I was my own best testimonial. In fact, I lost so much weight; I almost won a trip to Hawaii. (That’s a whole other story, too.)
Reality smacked me
Then reality reared up, grabbed me by the throat, and smacked me back and forth across my face. It turns out there are a lot of folks who don’t want to lose weight. In fact, some of my old overweight friends didn’t want me around anymore.
The issue of folks not wanting to change reminds me of the problem that dogs doctors. My dad hated doctors. By the time mom dragged him to a doctor, it was too late. Six months later he was dead.
Top three excuses
I read an article reporting a study published in 2014. It asked 1,369 people why they didn’t go to the doctor. Here are the top three reasons:
- Over one-third of participants didn’t know, like, or trust the doctor, or didn’t want to get “bad news.”
- Participants thought their illness or symptoms would improve (my dad).
- Participants said they had no money, no health insurance, or no time to see a doctor.
One thing I’ve learned in my seventy plus years on this planet is you can’t make anyone do anything they don’t want to do. It takes symptoms so unbearable that they trump the “excuses” before a person will go to the doctor.
Learning to paint excuses
We get similar excuses from folks about learning to paint. They tell us they haven’t got the time or money, or confidence to learn to paint. We also suspect that they might have tried to learn to paint before and failed. They might be thinking how are we are going to help them succeed?
Here’s the thing. There are thousands, heck, tens of thousands of people we’ve taught to paint. We know that we can teach you to paint because we’ve done it for almost forty years. We have the courses and quality art products. We have a paint that, as Bill says over and over, “… will help you.” From paint to brushes, to quality instruction, Alexander Art has it all.
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