Calendar inspires me to be annoyed

PAIN ... your body is telling you something is wrong.
PAIN ... your body is telling you something is wrong.

THE calendar on my desk has a motivational quote or comment for every day.

Today iT says ‘pain is temporary; quitting is forever’.

How stupid. Only an idiot would carry on doing something if it was causing them pain.

Pain is the body’s way of telling you something is wrong, and if you carry on you might do yourself serious and permanent damage.

Another stupid motivational quote is ‘Live every day as if it’s your last”.

My mother died of cancer and spent her last day in terrible pain, not knowing where she was or who her family members were.

Who’d want to live every day like that?

Then there’s YOLO, or You Only Live Once.

Most people use this as an excuse to do dangerous things like skydiving or bungee jumping.

Well, it’s true, you do only live once, so you shouldn’t risk what precious life you have doing reckless stunts.

Spend even a second thinking about these motivational quotes you’ll see that most of them crumble into dust.

They might look good on a poster, but anyone living their life by them is just asking for trouble.

Colin Clifford,