I heard it again today. "You're such an inspiration!" I know this is not going to sit well with a lot of people, but I HATE when people say that to me. Absolutely hate it.
Why? Two reasons. First, I don't like the idea that people need incentive to do something because of what somebody else does. If you want to do something, just do it. (Sorry, Nike!) And then own it! Don't say I inspired you to lose weight, say you decided to lose weight and by God you did it. I had nothing to do with it.
The other reason is that I find it to be some degree of pressure or responsibility. Okay, so you're watching me. And if I'm successful, it inspires you. But what if I'm not? Does that give you license to say 'screw it, why should I try for myself? I don't want that kind of thing on my shoulders.
What other people do (or do not do) for themselves should be about them, not me.