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Live Your Life With Purpose

Sunday, October 28, 2012

This is a favorite quote of mine. I don't know who said it, though.

"Live your life with purpose; don't just do "whatever", or "whatever" might be just what you get."

Perhaps it's my age, but one specific thing that truly irritates me is when I hear anyone use the response, "Whatever!". You can't formulate a proper retort? Answer the question posed to you? Think of anything else to say except "whatever"? *sigh* It's a lazy response. Think, people!!

Doing "whatever" got us into the situation that we're currently in!

Have seconds! (whatever)
Is anyone going to finish the _________? (whatever)
I think I'll have the _____, and super-size it (whatever)
Oh I'm too tired to go to the gym...(whatever)
It was a rough week. I deserve to relax and be a slug. (whatever)

It makes me want to run sceaming in the streets.

Live your life with PURPOSE.

Plan what you are going to eat.
Use the trackers here at SP.
Plan your exercise.
Just do it!!
If you have a special event coming up, plan for it.
The holidays are coming...PLAN for it.
Have a goal...or two, or three. Plan for them.
Have worries? Talk to someone.
Making progress? Share!!
Tried a SP recipe? Share!!
Give support, and it shall come back to you!

Don't do "whatever", or "whatever" may be what you end up with.
Don't settle for less; you are worth much, much more!

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  • AZURELITE
    So true. Thanks for writing this!
    3111 days ago
  • TEENY_BIKINI
    What a great blog. Such good points. It can't be said enough - purpose really does count.

    Thank you for writing this!!

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    3111 days ago
  • no profile photo CD11844869
    I haven't given this much thought, but I think I might use this word to avoid an argument.
    I don't know that I would call it a sware word. I do think swearing is a lack of vocabulary though.

    My DD will call and ask for advice. I listen to her and hear her out, but end up saying "whatever you decide" cuz she never takes my advice anyway.....There are many times she wished she had and I have always tried not to use the cliche "Told U so"

    I guess I would look at the word "whatever" being the end to conversation and I would rather hear that than a bunch of swear words hurled at me.

    I guess I don't hear the word often enough to let it bother me. Jo
    3112 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    That is my daughter's favorite answer. I think I'll show here this! LOL Not really LOL as it pushes my buttons too!

    Stay safe! HUGS
    3112 days ago
  • PKCTTS
    I probably respond to too many things exactly that way - thanks for provoking some thought about that.
    3112 days ago
  • ELIZ181
    I love it my DD says whatever when ever she wants to push my buttons so I really enjoyed this blog
    3112 days ago
  • LILYGAL
    Great blog. I've been known to use that expression. Not again!! You have inspired me to keep at it!!! emoticon
    3113 days ago
  • SHERREE66
    Great blog! I must admit I have been known to use that word often. I seem to use it whenever I don't want to argue. I will think before I say that again. Thanks!
    3113 days ago
  • CHUNKYMONKEY36
    This is a great blog, I think sometimes we feel like are determination is enough but we really need a plan.
    3113 days ago
  • TKAYSMILES
    Thank you.... great blog. You are right what ever forbidden here!
    3113 days ago
  • SUNNYSIDEUPMARY
    Thank you for sharing this blog. I like your emphasis on planning and having a purpose!
    3113 days ago
  • MSWEEZER
    Great blog and great timing. emoticon
    3113 days ago
  • MAGGIEVAN
    I also hate the "whatever" thing as I think people are simply too lazy to use their vocabulary. It is a like swearing... there are so many descriptive words that could be used but it is just a bad habit.
    Good on you for making your voice heard!
    3113 days ago
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