I’m Trying

Have you ever had anyone tell you they are “trying to lose weight” or “trying to stop smoking?”

When they first tell you they are trying, it is easy to feel empathetic. You believe them and should offer encouragement.

As the months pass, you hear the same words but don’t see any evidence of action or progress toward the goal they stated.

The next time “trying” comes into the conversation it sounds like the echo one would hear in an empty tomb. Their words ring hollow.

There comes a time to stop talking about trying and start acting.  Accomplishment comes from action.

About authorbillramsey

During his forty-year professional career, Bill Ramsey wrote magazine articles and business newsletters. Now retired in the mountains of western North Carolina, he writes a blog and has published four books. Bill's 2015 collection of concise, real-life essays is titled "What Do YOU Think?" He has also written "Me Now - Who Next? (The Inspiring Story of a Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery)" and "Now That I Think About It. Bill's books and are available from Amazon.com and on all e-readers. See www.authorbillramsey.com. Follow Bill on Facebook at www.facebook.com/billramseyauthor/
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2 Responses to I’m Trying

  1. allenrizzi says:

    That’s why I say: I AM losing weight. (so far, 20 pounds).

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Yes, most of them are trying – very trying! 🙂


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