Funny motivational speaker
The plastic key ring banged against the hotel door as Dad fidgeted with the lock.
“It’s after midnight, they better be asleep,” Mom added. My two brothers and I jumped into our hotel beds, pulled wrinkled sheets up to our faces, and pretended to be asleep.
My eyes squeezed shut, my heart was banging against my chest when Dad, leaning over me, quietly whispering, “Are you asleep, Amy?”
“Yes,” I answered.
What clues gave me away?
Was it blankets and sheets crumpled on the floor from hours of trampolining on the hotel beds? The feathers still floating from the last pillow fight? Or me, panting like a racehorse at the finish line that gave me away?
The hotel room didn’t match the story I was trying to sell. There was an incongruence between the condition of the room and the peaceful sleeping children we attempted to portray.
Something didn’t fit.
Can you find inconsistencies in your life? I sure can.
If I want to lose thirty pounds, but my cupboard is loaded with chips and chocolate, and I use my treadmill for a clothes rack, something doesn’t fit.
If customer service posters plaster your office walls, but your magazines are from 1993, your public bathroom is out of paper towels, and you have a crabby receptionist, something doesn’t fit.
If you claim that family is your number one priority but spend most evenings on a bar stool at your neighborhood pub, something doesn’t fit.
If you aren’t meeting your goals, ask yourself, “What doesn’t fit?”