Sunday, January 17, 2010
I think we all know how frustrating and discouraging trying to lose weight can be. It would be nice if we could lose the weight as easily as we can gain it, but unfortunately, it doesn't work that way. But I just want to encourage everyone reading this to never give up. No matter how many times you fall. Stand up, dust yourself off and keep going. Remember this is a journey, it's not a race. It's not about who reaches their goal weight first. It's about walking together and helping each other, and encouraging each other. We will all fall sometime. Here is a list of famous people who failed repeatedly before finding success. Some of these may be familiar, some of them will not. But I hope reading this will encourage all of us (including myself) never to give up on our goals and dreams. Here is a quote I found online that really encouraged me. I hope it does the same for all who read this.
"Never consider the possibility of failure; as long as you persist, you will be successful."
~ Brian Tracy
Consider This-Take from A 3rd Serving of Chicken Soup for the Soul and the original Chicken Soup for the Soul
-Ski instructor Pete Seibert was considered crazy when he first disclosed his dream to start a ski resort. Standing on the summit of a mountain in the Gore Range in Colorado, Seibert described a dream he had carried with him since age 12, and began the challenge of convincing others that it was possible. Seiberts dream is now a reality called Vail.
-In 1902. the poetry editor of the Atlantic Monthly returned the poems of a 28 year old poet with the following note "Our magazine has no room for your vigorous verse." The poet? Robert Frost.
-After Thomas Carlyle lent a manuscript of "The French Revolution" to a friend whose servant carelessly used it to kindle a fire, he calmly went to work and rewrote it.
-During its first year of production, the Coca-Cola company sold only 400 Cokes.
-Thomas Edison's teachers told him he was too stupid to learn anything.
-Henry Ford failed and went bankrupt 5 times before he was finally successful.
-Winston Churchill failed 6th grade. He did not become the Prime Minister of England until age 62, and then only after many defeats and setbacks.
-An expert once that this to say about Vince Lombardi "He possesses minimal football knowledge. Lacks motivation"
-At his first acting audition, Sidney Poitier was told that he should stick to dish washing.
In closing, I would like to share a quote that I think fits it very well with the whole struggle of losing weight.
"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." Thomas Edison
No matter how many times you fall, or how hard the struggle, NEVER, EVER Give up!