Have you heard about the woman who is giving her 5-year old daughter a mixture of Red Bull and Mountain Dew so the little girl will stay awake during the late hours of a Little Miss Contest?
The mother calls it “Go Go Juice” and not only is she not repentant about her stupidity but she seems oblivious to the health implications for her daughter.
The silliness of spending over $1000 on dresses, transportation, lodging, registration and incidentals so your kid has the chance to win a $25 trophy is not lost on me. But then, I spend hours in a gym picking up heavy things for the fun of it so who am I to point a finger.
It does seem, though, that some folks will do some stupid things to reach their goals (which, if you see the mother, might be a redneck, meatsack-looking woman living vicariously through a little 5-year old).
Whatever your goals, take a moment to step back and look at what you are doing or sacrificing to reach them. I’m all over goal-setting but sometimes you’ve got to take a reality check.