Friday, February 05, 2010
I can honestly say that I have developed a much more positive, can-do attitude since joining SparkPeople. Learning to focus on the possibilities in every situation, instead of the problems is one of the things that appreciate most about this journey so far.
That change in thinking has also prompted me to change my environment... I find myself disassociating deom some people. They are the infamous toxic thinkers: the ones who always have an excuse for why they can't change, or a reason why the next person will be unsuccessful, or are just pessimistic about life in general.
On the flip side, letting those people go has left room for new ones! I've met (in person and virtually) some amazing new people in the past few months. People who've run marathon(s), completed triatholons and iron (wo)man competitions, and those who are training for those events. I have met people who have lost 20, 50, 100+ pounds, and those who've had the courage to start the process and keep going even when the going gets tough.
Because of the amazing new people that I've met (many of them right here on SparkPeople) I feel like I can do anything successfully! So to all those toxic people who I haven't "met", do me a favor and don't bring negativity to my door... I'm much too busy achieving my possibilities.