Friday, July 17, 2009
Okay, so I took over this team called No Limits from another Spark-member. When I took it over, it was not very active. I tried for almost a year to revive it and breathe new life into it, to no avail. I changed the name of the team, the mantra of the team. I started new challenges, and team goals, and new threads, to no avail. I am the type of person that if you say I can't do something, I Will show you that I CAN. I just KNEW I could revive it. I changed the name of the team to No Excuses ! No Limits ! !, because my belief is that excuses are only limits that we set for ourselves. After about a year of showing up to huddle, post, and read, with little or no activity, I decided I was beat. I e-mailed Sparkpeople and asked them to delete the team. I deleted the team pic, team description, and even left the message "This team has been deleted due to inactivity". Then I got the e-mail back from Sparkpeople. It said that since there had been activity on the team within the last 30 days they could not delete it. Great ! My posting, huddling, and setting new goals and challenges made it impossible to delete the team even though I was the only one posting. I was a one man team.
I got a Sparkmail yesterday from the leader of a team that I am on. It said basically that a new challenge had been created, called No Excuses ! ! Well, that was just great ! I'm already stewing inside of myself thinking about what I should or shouldn't have done with this team with the same name, that would have made it successful. The team was called NO Excuses ! NO Limits ! ! It's what I firmly believe, and there I was setting limits for the team, because I was making excuses not to continue trying to revive it. I thought about it, tried not to think about it, stewed over it, and tried not to stew over it. Then I decided, that I just had to try one more time. So I went back to the no name, no picture, no description team, and gave it back all of it.
I don't know if I will revive this team, but I'm sure going to give it another try.
Thanks NATURALSOAPGIRL, for taking away the excuses for me.