I run across women all of the time who tell me they simply cannot cook. Usually, they have not come to this conclusion all by themselves. Someone has reinforced this thought in their minds by complaining about or poking fun at their culinary efforts. If the cooking-challenged girl is not completely committed to preparing meals for her household, what usually ends up happening is that she just kind of gives up for fear of failure. The funny (or not so funny) thing is that she often winds up taking heat for ordering carry-out or spending too much money on convenience foods, too. She’s in a no-win situation. (Obviously, this dynamic isn’t strictly limited to women, but they are the majority of whom I see in my classes.)
If you have been guilty of verbally biting the hand that feeds you, perhaps it’s time to make some changes…after making an apology, of course. Think before you speak, and remember that you will almost always catch more flies with honey. Oh, and don’t expect things to change overnight. Rome wasn’t built in a day, you know.