Wednesday, July 22, 2009


I gave up my quest to modify my directional walking behavior for a while. In the scheme of things it wasn't a big deal. It was more a chuckle on being a rigid nuckle-head.

A few months later I tried again. I had better-not great-but better success. Little by little I kept working at it. In time, it became so desensitized that I could walk comfortably in either direction. I LOL when my wife joined me and I suggested we go "the other" way. She could not do it and quickly complained everything seemed different in an uncomfortable way. She made us turn around and go "the right way." Birds of a feather "walk" together.

Perseverance is the key to modifying one's behavior. The old, "if at first you don't..." is undeniably true. Eventually, we can change any aspect of ourselves that lies within our control. My little experiment in the park just shows how difficult it can be, even on an insignificant issue like the direction in which one walks.

The good news is that now I can go in any direction. I can go one way for one lap and the other way for the other. I can even change the route completely and zig zag my way along. I am now free to move about any which way I want. It has become my choice and that is always a good feeling-even on something as silly as the direction in which I walk. Now if I could only lose 10 pounds...I am working on walking in the park among other things.

Bye For Now,


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