Following your own advice

Often, I realize, I know exactly what would be the best choice to make about what to eat or what to do with my time, but I don’t make the best choice. Sometimes, I even give my children advice and then think later that it might be good for me to follow the advice I’m giving them.

That’s why I was amused recently when I visited my doctor and noticed immediately that the nurse, someone who always takes the time to chat with me for a few minutes, had lost weight.

“You look great,” I told her. “You’ve lost a little weight.”

“I’ve lost a lot of weight,” she replied. “I finally decided to follow the advice that we’ve been giving to our patients for years.”

What’s the point? It’s easy to give advice. And, we usually know what would be the best thing to do. It’s the doing that’s difficult.

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