Peter Griffin from the TV show Family Guy reminded me of a life truth the other night. During this specific episode that I was watching, Peter spent five minutes in front of his lawn trying to watch the grass grow. While repetitively to mumbling, “come on, come on, come on,” as he watched, he was momentarily interrupted by his neighbor Joe. He turned his back on the grass to talk to Joe, as as he did the grass grew eight feet instantaneously before he turned back around.
This made me think about the body changes we are so eager to see in ourselves. We watch ourselves the same way in which Peter tried to watch the grass grow. Stepping onto the scale everyday, anxiously checking how our abs look in the mirror daily, or obsessing over immediate changes will do nothing for us other than cause stress. It is a well-known truth that Peter Griffin is not the smartest guy, so let’s not follow in his footsteps. Be patient with the body changes or life changes you want to make in yourself, and know that the less that you focus on the results and the more you focus on the journey, the sooner you will find yourself with eight foot tall grass.