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It's Girl Scout Cookie Time!

So these appeared on my counter this evening. Not magically. Joe brought them home. You see, he just has to buy products from students/children doing fundraising. The first one to "hit him up" gets his order. I, on the other hand, have no problem politely saying, "No thank you." smiling, and walking away. Now, I have these boxes on my counter, and there is no such thing as willpower. I don't mean that I don't possess it; I mean that there truly is no such thing. When we refer to willpower, what we are commonly referring to is an individual's ability to keep their goals in the forefront of their mind, making them a priority, and then taking appropriate actions toward them. "But Laura, Girl Scout Cookie Season is only once a year!" You are correct! So is Christmas, New Year's, 4th of July, Memorial Day, your birthday, your kids' birthdays, Valentine's Day, National Donut Day....I could go on.  You get the point, right?  There will always be a something special about every day. At least, I hope that there is something special about every one of your days. When we focus on our goals and consistently take action steps toward them, we can afford to make room for a cookie or two. First, we need to build that consistency and the ability to tap into the reasons behind our goals, so that the occasional treat is meaningful, enjoyable, and not detrimental to our current and future progress. As I write this to you, Joe is thoroughly enjoying a box of Peanut Butter Patties--after he generously offered me my share.  I said, "No, thank you." Ok...maybe I said, "Oh my God! You're kidding me!"  After taking some time to check in with myself and see if I really wanted one, I decided I want to stick with my plan for the day which does not include a cookie. This article to you helped remind me what my goals and my why's are right now. Thank you for your help tonight. If you need some support in finding your goals, clarifying your why, or staying consistent, I would love repay your kindness! Hit reply and let me know!

My mission is to help people to live their best lives, whatever that means for you! Coach Laura Fun Fact: Peanut Butter anything is my favorite.

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