What Stirs You To Change?

A speaker recently grabbed my attention like no one had in a long time. He began by saying, "What can't you stand anymore? What is that image or thought that stirs you to change your behaviors? He continued by giving an example near and dear to my childhood-Popeye the Sailor Man!

For those of you 40 and under who are saying, "Who is Popeye?" let me help you out. The Popeye cartoon series was built around a scrawny sailor named Popeye and his girlfriend Olive Oil. Olive Oil was frequently in danger or being kidnapped by a bad guy. When Popeye could not take seeing Olive Oil in peril anymore (or became overwhelmed with jealousy), he would say, "I've had all I can stands, I can't stands no more!" He would then eat spinach, his muscles would pop out, and he would save his beloved Olive Oil. You can find out more about Popeye by clicking here.

As you look around your work area, examine your relationships or just feel the strain of an increasing waistline, what image stirs you to action? What motivates you to change? And if you are trying to motivate others to change, what will stir them to action? About what can you "stands no more?" (With apologies for the grammar to all English teachers).

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