Imagine walking on a rocky surface — maybe a beach, or a dry creek bed, or a hiking trail.
Some of the stones are stable and solid. If you step on them, they don’t move.
Some of the stones aren’t stable. They wiggle or tip when you step on them.
With every step you take, you are getting feedback about the path.
And you can use that immediate feedback to correct course as needed.
If you step on a rock, and it shifts, did you fail?
You just got important information about the next thing to do — try another rock.
You got feedback.........
Feedback is just information
It's data that you can use to make a decision.
Imagine yourself in a gym...... If you feel yourself leaning too much to one side, or losing your grip on a weight, or losing your balance, you take action to correct that.
Same as with your eating habits
If you notice that pizza seem to make you overeat, or make you feel sick, then you make a decision about whether to keep that pizza around.
Over time, you build a database from your feedback
It’s all just information.
And there’s no such thing as failure
If you stumbled on that rocky path, you got feedback about an untrustworthy rock.
You didn’t fail walking.
If you fell down in the gym, you got feedback about leaning too far to the left.
You didn’t fail exercise.
If you ate suicide chili hot wings and spent the evening trying unsuccessfully to digest a fireball, you got feedback about what foods work for you, or don’t.
You didn’t fail eating.
No matter what happens, you don’t fail.
In those moments, you just made a choice that didn’t work — but that gave you important information anyway.
Change your perspective
Today, be curious about feedback.
Look at the choices you make, and notice what happens when you make them.
What does that feedback tell you about what you could do next, or change?
Or keep the same? Or do less/more of?
Get rid of the words “good” or “bad” and substitute “interesting” or “useful”, as in: “Well, that’s interesting” or “That’s useful to know”.
What could you discover today.....tomorrow?
Remember it's Feedback.....
Is this not a great success for me? I just did 50 weeks of consistent weigh in and analysis of healthy habits. I am really a success story even when it's not showing as I desired on the scale but I feel great and fulfilled. I could not post last week because it was really crazy a week, I was busy beyond help but I think I have settled some stuff now and my blog can get my attention again.
Last week's weigh in was 168.7lbs (I think it was TOM) and this today was a loss at 167.4lbs (-1.3lbs), yaasss, I did it. I just found a new love and I will let into it in the next post. Watch out.
(The above title/article is BLC 33 Weekly Challenge for week 7)