How Many Oysters Can You Eat?

I am sitting in the doctor’s waiting room watching “Man vs. Food” on the Travel channel.  The host of the show is attempting to eat 15 dozen oysters in under an hour.  That’s 180 oysters for those of you that are mathmatically challenged.  I started out being repulsed by the massive amount of slimy food, but that quickly turned to fascination.  Can he do it?  Will he meet his goal?  Even though it isn’t a challenge that I would undertake, I understand the urge to do something out of the ordinary.  Something that hasn’t been accomplished by many people.  According to the show, only 10% of those that attempt this particular challenge complete it.

As the show progressed, the other restaurant patrons were cheering and clapping, getting more excited with each oyster.  Their excitement was catching, I cheered along, hoping he could meet his challange, even though it kind of grossed me out.

It made me even more aware of the fact that surrounding yourself with the right people is very important as you are striving toward your goals.  If your friends and family aren’t behind you, realizing your dreams becomes that much more difficult.  They might even sabotage your efforts.  But, if they are supportive and encouraging, you will find things are easier.  They don’t even have to really understand why you chose the goal you did.  They might even find it gross, but the right people, true friends, will support you no matter what.

In order to realize your goals you might even have to make some hard choices.  If your friends aren’t understanding when you choose not to drink or not to join them in dessert and they tease you or try and tempt you away from your goal, they might not be the people you want to spend a lot of your time with.  It’s possible you will have to choose not to hang out with them as much, or at all.  A committment to your goal can mean finding new people to spend time with.  You will know your real friends by their support no matter what.

Just so you know, the big eater completed his goal, he ate all 180 oysters.  And the crowd was behind him all the way.  Work at finding those people that will cheer for you and you will be one step closer to eating your mountain of food.

About Gayle

Gayle is a Social Media Enthusiast and Consultant with Biz Buzz Social Media Marketing; co-owner of Glynne's Soaps; a dalmatian rescuer; genealogist and member of the Daughters of the Revolution (DAR) and of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC); a Cubs Fanatic; hopeful bagpiper; purveyor of positive; and a curious seeker of life.
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3 Responses to How Many Oysters Can You Eat?

  1. Dawn Bugni says:

    Coach T –

    Thank YOU for being the cheer leading friend you describe.

  2. Ed Han says:

    As a fan of MVF & someone who knows a number of job seekers, this blog entry really resonates with me. It’s so important to have a support network.

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