What I Learned About Life and Goals from Eating Pizza Twice in One Day

Sometimes in life you’re faced with a fork in the road and a decision must be made. Thankfully, sometimes you can use that fork to eat your way through your decision. Yesterday was one of those days. A simple conversation with a friend sent me down a glorious path of eating pizza for lunch and dinner, and more importantly, learning some valuable lessons on life and goals.

I had an extra bounce in my step yesterday. Why? I was planning on having pizza for dinner. I’m a simple man. It doesn’t take much to fill my happiness tank and pizza is my go to fuel. So when I mentioned this exciting plan to my friend, I was suddenly hit with the intense mid afternoon desire to have pizza immediately and I jokingly added I had made the wise decision to buy two pizza crusts. Sensing the impending life defining moment in my midst, my friend correctly, and dare I say courageously, challenged me to have pizza twice, which is a debt I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to properly repay.

Needless to say, I don’t have time for things like responsibility, maturity, or anything that fits under the #adulting umbrella. FYI, this is why I’m single… And why my mother cries herself to sleep. She’ll get it over it. Or dementia will set in and clear that up. Either way she’ll be fine.

The point is we’re all going to die and tomorrow is promised to no one so it’s imperative to live each day like it’s your last. Besides no one on their deathbed has ever said, “I should have eaten more broccoli!”

This is how I justify my life.

With that being said, this is what I learned from my “Live in the moment” pizza odyssey.

3pm Pizza #1

  Italian sausage, green olives, grape tomatoes, and a   proprietary blend of herbs and seasoning

Italian sausage, green olives, grape tomatoes, and a proprietary blend of herbs and seasoning

What does this pizza represent about life and goals?

  • It’s important to dream big and have a system in place to break down the larger goal into smaller steps to make it more achievable.  Like knowing time is of the essence and not panicking. Instead looking at what I had around kitchen that could create the most positive forward momentum immediately, as well as plan ahead for my second pizza.
  • The sausage had been pre-cooked the day before, representing the importance of being prepared and doing the work in advance so when a great opportunity does presents itself you’re ready to act and succeed.
  • This pizza also provided me with confidence that I could achieve my goal of two pizzas in one day by keeping the bar of expectations at an achievable and realistic level by planning a simple and easy to execute first pizza.

8pm Pizza #2

  caramelized onions, sautéed jalapeno, red pepper, arugula, garlic, and tomato

caramelized onions, sautéed jalapeno, red pepper, arugula, garlic, and tomato

What does this pizza represent about life?

  • Increase in my confidence allowing me to challenge myself more.
  • Showing an openness to explore new things without fear or doubt because I now have a frame of reference from my earlier pizza success.
  • More time intensive but having the experience from the earlier pizza allowed me to focus and not get overwhelmed or side tracked by negative self-talk and limiting beliefs.  
  • Developing a new empowering frame of reference knowing that I was able to achieve my goal, allowing me now to set even bigger (pizza related) goals and knowing I can reach them as well.
  • Creating a pizza growth mindset.

Additional pizza takeaways:

  • I apparently have a hallow leg that can only be filled with cholesterol and emotional eating.
  • There’s a strong chance I’m going to die tonight of a coronary but it will at least be on my terms.
  • Honour me in song. Preferably inspired by a pizza chain jingle.

Dream big. Act today. Eat pizza. Repeat.