“I call BS”
The students of the high school in Florida who suffered that mass school shooting earlier this year adopted the battle cry “I call BS” in the face of politicians’ empty promises to stop gun violence and to stop taking money from the gun industry. If anyone dared tell the students they would work to make a difference and acted in a way that said they did not intend to, they called out the BS.
Good for them. Because we are too nice and we don’t call out each other’s BS enough. And because of that many of us never get out of our own way.
We all do it—we all have some BS we are hiding behind.
“I want to lose weight.”
“I know I should exercise more.”
“I have no money.”
All true statements for many of us.
But I call BS.
If you want something, work for it. If you know exercising is good for you and you don’t do it, then start. You say you have no money, but do you really keep track of what you spend your money on?
I don’t call you out on enough of your BS. I hear you say you want things but you don’t do what you have to do to have those things. Please just be honest about WHAT YOU WANT MORE than the things you say you want.
If you want to lose weight, but you love chocolate chip cookies, and you keep eating the chocolate chip cookies, then you want the cookies more than you want to lose weight. So don’t BS me about wanting to lose weight.
If you know you should exercise more but go home at night, eat dinner and then flop down on the couch and turn on the TV, then you want to watch TV more than you want to exercise. So don’t BS me about not having the time or not being “able” to exercise.
You say you have no money but you stop to buy a coffee every day and buy your lunch at work and go shopping for clothes a couple of times per month or lend friends and family members the money you do have. So don’t tell me you don’t have money—that stuff adds up.
I sound really harsh here because I have been spouting my own BS for a couple of years—I say that I want to help more and more people and have a large law firm but I haven’t done the work it takes to get more clients. I’ve been BS-ing myself, my husband, my staff and even the homeowners out there who can’t find their way to me because I haven’t done what I need to do for them to know I’m right here, ready and able to help.
That BS stops now. No more pretending to want something but then not taking the steps to have what I want. No more saying one thing and doing another. I invite you to call me out if you hear BS from me.
You ready to join me in a BS-free life?