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learning curve

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Sometimes the worst and most painful experiences are the ones that help us grow the most. Having a positive attitude can deflate even the scariest situation. Overcoming adversity can help you achieve the extraordinary!

It's like being made into iron from steel, or being pressed like a piece of coal into a diamond, or maybe that foot-covered beach being made smooth as glass by the ocean waves. These things don't happen without 'pain' to the surface. How can I expect to not have painful experiences?

Those things happen and I too feel that the learning comes through the experience and maybe it's a test to see how I will react. Oh it's so easy to get crazy and negative when the world around is just one boggie man type of environment or when I am having a 'bad day'. But to turn it all around and bring out the positive in that situation is the real shining light, the diamond, or the steel! Being put through the fire DOES make one stronger, if they allow it to happen.

Since I want to be strong, then I will allow the fire and I will be the steel!

  


learning curve

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Sometimes the worst and most painful experiences are the ones that help us grow the most. Having a positive attitude can deflate even the scariest situation. Overcoming adversity can help you achieve the extraordinary!

It's like being made into iron from steel, or being pressed like a piece of coal into a diamond, or maybe that foot-covered beach being made smooth as glass by the ocean waves. These things don't happen without 'pain' to the surface. How can I expect to not have painful experiences?

Those things happen and I too feel that the learning comes through the experience and maybe it's a test to see how I will react. Oh it's so easy to get crazy and negative when the world around is just one boggie man type of environment or when I am having a 'bad day'. But to turn it all around and bring out the positive in that situation is the real shining light, the diamond, or the steel! Being put through the fire DOES make one stronger, if they allow it to happen.

Since I want to be strong, then I will allow the fire and I will be the steel!

  


It's up to me

Friday, February 16, 2007

The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.

How very true that happens is up to me. No, not blame someone else for what happens whether its good or bad. I am the one that makes my own destiny and to remember that.

I am in control. I am an adult so therefore if it is to be, it's up to me!

  


Running a good race

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Since everyone enters the race at a different spot and in a different condition, the playing field is vast. One cannot compare their race to others. But this is so difficult in our competitive, cutthroat society. This is why it is important to design and stick to your own race, with your own goals and expectations. Then true success and accomplishment, can occur.


What a great thing to remember that I am not to compare my race with anyone elses. Boy do I forget that!! I want to be where someone else is, and run their race. Can't be that way. Do my own thing and I will see my success!

Society really is cutthroat but that is not my problem. It's me and getting on with the job that is important. When I am on the road racing, I don't worry about others. This is a great attitude to have with my health. It's MY race, It's MY life. I want the best for me. So I'm running my race, doing my best and seeing results!

  


Patience and Diamonds

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Never admit defeat as long as time and effort remain. Our greatest asset is patience; our greatest weakness is throwing in the towel. Banish discouragement and feelings of impossibility by working hard, doing more, and not giving in! A diamond was only made beautiful after hundreds of years as a lump of coal.


What an awesome thought. I like the quote by Margaret Thatcher about I may have to fight the same battel more than once! How true has that been??!! WOW.

I think it goes to the quote I have of never ever giving up. My mind wants to tell my body to just sit on the sidelines, forget all the hard work. what's the use...blah blah blah! But if I did quit, If I did just let it all go, where in the diamond making process would I be. I could be in the last minutes of time when the lump of coal transforms into the diamond! That is just too cool to miss!!!

  


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