Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
- Samuel Johnson
What we think, we become. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha
Yes you can! Believe in your vision. Believe in your goals. Believe in your plan. More than anything else, believe in yourself.
Knowing you can is so much more difficult then thinking you can. We are here, we are doing something concrete with ourselves and our goals. For some of us this is life or death, for others health, and still some vanity. No matter what your reasons, mine are vanity and health, we are here making the difference. I heard a friend yesterday say she took a fluid pill and dropped six pounds. To her this is the way to go. I want forever, not today.
I was asked when i thought i would reach my goal weight by a friend, I told her could be a year from now. I'm in this for the long haul. Not the instant gratification. Yes i'm close to goal, about 13-15 pounds depending on which weight i choose in the end. But that is just it, it is taking a bit to come off and it is staying off.
So spark friends, knowing we can is half the battle. Doing it is never easy, but what in this life that is worth having is. As we take this journey one step at a time, let's not get upset over the small losses, the scale that doesn't move for a bit. Hey in the scheme of things that is awesome. The scales are coming down, and when they don't move you have learned to hold your own. Looking at the positive is what is going to get you to the finish line healthy and sane. God bless my friends here on spark. you make my days full. michelle.