Forget About Getting Back on Track?
Ask Nana, “Should I get back on track?”
Back on Track

Perhaps you have heard the expression, I really need to get back on track. What do you think about when someone says that to you?
For example, “Why don’t you get back on track? You were doing so well!”

In fact, does it make any sense at all to you? I heard one person say, “I’m going to get back on track with my training program.”
I thought to myself, why, on earth, would anybody go back to something that didn’t work?

Nana Facts:

Nana fact!

  • When you look back, you are weak.
  • When you look forward, you are strong.

Why would you go back to a routine that didn’t work? How do I know it didn’t work? Because you got off track!
My suggestion is to go to a new station. Get on a new track. Stick to it!

Common Sense

What is common sense to Nana is not necessarily common sense to other people! In this case, it makes sense to me that the only place to do personal grooming is in the privacy of a restroom. Some people were not brought up with my mother in Boston Proper when white gloves were still the norm and blue jeans were never worn.

I am certainly not making any medical claims; it seems like common sense that if you set out to do something and it didn’t work that you would try something new. As Einstein said, “Doing something over and over and expecting different results is the definition of insanity.”

Rules, Regulations, and Respect

My mom was all about rules, regulations, and respect. When I was a kid we had Erma Bombeck and Ann Landers, each of whom had a column in the daily newspaper. All kinds of questions were asked. There are no bad questions. Only those questions that have not been asked. Please keep this in mind as you submit your questions to Nana.

You can ASK NANA anything!

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 A simple solution to an age-old problem.


Jan Payne is recognized as an expert in personal development and is a best selling Amazon author for Victim or Victor, YOU Always Have a Choice, which reached #28. Her new book, Success Radiates! 58 Facets to Brilliance is endorsed by Brian Tracy, Jack Zufelt, Jim Cathcart, Tristan Truscott and Edwin Edebiri!