Don’t be a flea
We had a guest speaker at my men's group at church this past weekend who was talking about a few of John Maxwell's leadership laws.
The main one that stood out in my mind was something called the Law of the Lid. The Law of the Lid is about an experiment done with fleas.
The researchers put a bunch of fleas in a jar to study for 24 hours. This task reminds me when I worked for the government and part of my job description was "Other duties as necessary". A sneaky way of getting around the "that's not my job" complaint.
So they study these fleas for 24 hours and then they let them out. The researchers noticed something strange about the fleas.
The fleas would only jump to the height of where lid had been. Normally fleas can jump 150 times its size! But they got tired of hitting their head on that lid, so they backed off.
Have you ever done that? have you tried an exercise or nutrition program for a few weeks and then just decide that you couldn't make it any further.
Do you put limitations on yourself that only you can see? Are the limitations there because you got tired of hitting your head on the proverbial lid?
It doesn't have to be like that! There is a program and a plan that works for you out there.
Our most successful people at boot camp are the ones that have taken the lid off and are not afraid to fail. We have grandmothers, people with high blood pressure, joint problems, busy schedules, and every other reason in the world why they should not be at a boot camp.
But they keep showing up, doing what they can, and getting better. Don't let yourself or anyone else tell you what you can't do.
You're stronger than you think, tougher than you know, and more capable than you thought possible. You can make it happen.
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