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My Three Word Memoir: Be About It


Be About It
Be About ItIt’s pretty simple. Be About It. Don’t talk about it. That’s my three word memoir if I had to have one right this second. So what’s the point of this? Well, Michael Kwan of Beyond the Rhetoric tagged me with his Six Word Memoir post. By tagging me he was essentially asking me to post my own six word memoir. The thing is that I didn’t need six words. All I needed was three.

The way I see it is that actions speak louder than words. Whether you are trying to get in shape or open a jar of peanut butter, actions will always trump words. I’ve learned that the hard way. Growing up in the ghetto streets of New York, I often had to take action even if I didn’t want to. Mouthing off usually led to physical confrontation. If I didn’t do what I said I was going to do, I would look like a fool, plus get my butt kicked. Lucky for me I wasn’t a trouble maker. It was often other guys that wanted to mess with me, but that changed once I got bigger.

I use the same principle of being a man of action for just about everything I do. Or at least I try. Making the decision to get in shape and, more importantly, taking action to achieve my goals requires me to “be about it.” Tons of people everyday say they will start a workout routine or a diet and end up quitting. Why? Because it’s easier to say you want to do something then to do it.

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Accountability is Crucial
That could easily have been my three word memoir, but alas, I chose the prior. A simple trick I use to keep taking action is to just put things out there. Sort of like I did with this blog and my before pictures. I figured that if I put them out there for people to see that I would need to stick to the plan and get in shape so that I didn’t look like a fool when friends saw me. Accountability can be a very powerful tool when used correctly.

Starting this blog was a great way to hold myself accountable. I find that as long as I say I am going to do something, I usually do it. So in this case I am talking the talk AND walking the walk. There are times when I don’t need to say something before I do it, the fact that I know I will write about it if I do it is enough to fuel me.

Can you walk the walk? What fuels you to do things?

Passing the Memoir Torch
So now it’s time for me to “tag” some people for their very own Six Word Memoirs. I’ve decided to tag:

The rules are pretty straight forward:

  • Write your own six word memoir.
  • Post it on your blog and include a visual illustration if you want.
  • Link to the person who tagged you in your post.
  • Tag at least five more blogs.
  • Leave a comment on the tagged blogs with an invitation to play.

With that, I leave you. Peace out!

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About the Author

My name is Israel Lagares. I used to be the kind of guy that was always in shape, but over the last few years I've fallen off tremendously. This site is my final attempt to get back into shape. So far I've lost 70.4 lbs. Check out my weight loss chart, weight loss videos and progress pics. Follow my journey, those of others, and read our thoughts on various health topics. Share your thoughts, experience, and journey here on FMU.

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  1. Nice post and thanks for the tag.

  2. Michael KwanNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks for participating. Interesting take on being more efficient with the memoir. You can spend those other three words however you’d like. :)

  3. AvocatNo Gravatar says:

    Wow , simply Great idea to share thoughts ,
    Thumbs up to you!!

  4. herpesNo Gravatar says:

    I find your memoir rather encouraging. Good stand and mindset you’ve got there. Action is larger and definately more powerful than words

  5. AlmondNo Gravatar says:

    Before and after pictures do work to keep in shape and serves to motivate a person even further. I took a picture with my cellphone before I started my workout on my abs, and took a picture every week to see the progress. Thanks for sharing.

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