“You and a sandwich have four things in common. First, you can have as many layers as you want. Second, you can look as good as you appear. Third, you can sound as good as people describe you. Fourth, you can taste as good as you want to somebody’s taste buds.” -Michael J. Fite
Keep this in mind when comparing yourself to a sandwich.
For today’s inspiration and motivation, I want to show you how you can be just like a sandwich and be successful. I found a picture from Doghouse Diaries, that speaks upon why the sandwich is king of food engineering. Here is the picture below:
Now it is time to put you and the sandwich side-by-side, and show you how you and the sandwich compare when it comes to qualities.
|What Qualities Make You (And I) Just Like The Sandwich?|
|Quality||Sandwich||You (And I)|
|Variety||Can be made in countless configurations, shapes, and sizes.||Can have countless looks, appearances, and styles.|
|Expandability||Additional bread layers increase capacity and add structural support.||Additional layers added to your mind, body, and soul can allow you increase your mental and physical capacity and add structural support to your life.|
|Consistency||Every bite contains every ingredient (if made properly).||People get the whole you in everything you say and do (if you do it right).|
|Versatility||Almost exactly the same eating experience whether upside down or right-side up.||Can offer people the same experience of you no matter where you are.|
|Magic||Gets even more delicious when cut in half.||Can get even more interesting and delicious when broken down piece by piece.|
|Usability||Designed for comfortable one-handed operation.||Designed to be held either by one or two hands depending on the situation.|
|Options||Infinite starting angles.||Infinite ways to get to know you.|
|Compartmentalization||Has a number of distinct surfaces to place sauces and keep them separate.||Have skin to keep the moisture, sweat, and body aromas. You have your brain to place knowledge and keep things separate.|
|Beauty||Utilizes open-air exposing rainbow of ingredients.||Can utilize your entire body to expose your rainbow of ingredients to the world.|
|Limitlessness||Ingredients limited only by your imagination, contents of your fridge.||Ingredients limited only by your imagination, contents of your mind, and what you are willing to use to make you awesome.|
As you can see, you and the sandwich can have a lot in common. Now it is time to see how can you be as successful as the sandwich by using my quote:
- You can have as many layers as you want.
- You are in control of the layers you add on to you.
- Choose the things that you feel will add to and enhance your life.
- You can also take away things that are not going to be beneficial to you.
- You can look as good as you appear.
- You are in control of your own style and appearance.
- Choose the hair, make-up, clothes, and other styles that will make you unique and stand out to whomever you want to see you.
- Make sure your appearance outside reflects the you from the inside out.
- You can sound as good as people describe you.
- Give people something positive to talk about.
- Make sure you give your best and make a positive impact to where either they or someone else would come to know you.
- Make sure that when they are done with you, they have nothing but good things to say about you to other people.
- You can taste as good as you want to someone’s taste buds.
- This one is more for lovers, but just like food, if you taste good, a fellow lover wants more of you.
- Be flavorful and have an aroma to where they cannot help but to have another bite or kiss of you.
- If you taste good to someone, they will come back for seconds!
If you are planning to eat a sandwich, stop for a moment and think about that sandwich being you. How appealing does that sandwich look, sound, and taste to you? Think about those qualities for a moment and see how you can apply those same qualities to your life. You will see that a sandwich can be much more than a pieces of bread holding meat and/or veggies. Let’s remember that you and the sandwich may differ in ingredients, but when you both are made the right way, you can leave a beautiful taste and memory in the mouth and mind of the person who partakes in you both.
I have a few questions to ask you in which I want you to give some thought. Feel free to comment and answer below.
- What was the most memorable sandwich you had?
- What made that sandwich memorable to you?
- How would compare yourself to that sandwich?
Your answers can help yourself or someone else find out a fun and interesting question about life…
- How can you be like the sandwich?
-Michael J. Fite