In the movie “Envy” starring Jack Black & Ben Stiller, Jack Black’s character invents an aerosol spray that makes dog poop vaporize or as his product is aptly named, “Va-Poo-Rize”. The product is an instant hit and almost overnight he becomes a millionaire. The rest of the film deals (hilariously) with Ben Stiller’s reaction to his best friend’s new found success & money as well as the envy that comes from Ben Stiller’s chance to be part of Jack Black’s success he (Ben Stiller) chose to pass up. It’s a very funny movie that even includes a great supporting role for Christopher Walken as well.
Va-Poo-Rize doesn’t exist. If it did, dog owners of the world would own it. If your dogs are like mine, they always poop at embarrassing times such as when we’re in front of someone’s house while the residents are in their yard or next to a church when people are in the parking lot! If Va-Poo-Rize existed I would whip out a can and spray it and we’d continue our cardio (although I’ve threatened to label a can and put it on my desk spraying it in the air when certain people stop in front of my desk!). But it doesn’t exist even though it would be wildly popular if it did.
Many watch the infomercials or scan the internet for their own version of “Va-Poo-Rize” that will magically take fat off their bodies. They are waiting for that magic diet or pill that will make losing weight/fat easy. Many want an easy answer that won’t cause them to have to work or sacrifice for their goals much less change their lifestyle. Life doesn’t work that way; if you don’t change your lifestyle & habits then even if you lose weight/fat with a gimmick you wouldn’t keep it off for very long. Long-term fat loss comes from making new & improved lifestyle changes.
So short of taking an aerosol can and wrapping a Va-Poo-Rize label around it to scare off unwanted visitors or foul orders, I encourage you to stop looking for the easy solution to your goals and be prepared to devote a lifetime towards obtaining them. After all, it’s the journey towards your goal(s) that determine your life & lifestyle. If you reach your goals without effort, you won’t keep them.
Thank you guys. It just never fails to amaze me how so many are always looking for the "shortcut" in life to their goals. I thought that movie was not only hilarious but a good example of America's obsession with an easy path to success.