I’m a walking old wive’s tale lately….wait, that’s not right. Is there such a thing as an old wive’s quip? No, guess not. Whatever, I’m growing tired of my cliche-ish self repeating these phrases over and over in my mind as well as my behavior. Someone stop the ride, I am so ready to get off.

First: You get what you settle for. Yup. I settle for less money, that’s what I earn. I settle for crappy treatment, that’s what I get. I settle for not enough sleep or exercise, I continue to look like the Pillsbury Dough Boy (albeit with red hair). I get what I settle for.

Second: A direct cousin of First–You teach other people how to treat you. Why is it that I’m so good at reminding other people that in order to be treated well they have to expect to be treated well? I dont’ apply that to myself very often, which leads to…..

Third: Walk your talk. I’m coaching people now–and it’s so much easier to remind others how things should be done in order to reach their goals. And I see it working, right there in front of me. Yet I slip back into old, bad, comfortable habits instead of walking my talk. I know I’m doing it, but I can’t help myself. Until I remember Fourth.

Fourth: Live & Learn. I’m turning this one into a workshop–I’m so much more aware now that my mistakes aren’t really failures unless I refuse to learn from them. I wish I’d become a better student, maybe that would reduce some of the drama.

Fifth: Finally, a good one. Good things come to those who wait. Yes, they sure do. And last, and most importantly…

Sixth: The most important things in life aren’t things. And when it comes to the most important things, man am I a lucky girl.