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Fake it till you make it!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

I never really understood that notion - until now. Sometimes things happen in life that throw us off course. The most important thing is to deal with what's going on in your life, stop floundering, and get on with it. That's where I'm at right now - between the stop floundering and getting on with it part. When life threw me off course and I found myself detoured down a road I did NOT want to be on, I found myself wondering how the heck I got there. I was adrift and lost, looking for my way back.

The last two months no matter how hard I tried, I just couldn't get unstuck and locate my missing motivation. I needed direction! I thought that if I focused on my plan here at Spark, that it might 'light my fire' again. I figured 'fake it till you make it' just might do the trick. It did! Taking those steps again and focusing on my goals and health worked. I didn't expect it to work so quickly, but I certainly am grateful!

When life throws us off course, realize that we're not always perfect, and life isn't perfect. Whether we are floundering, fall off of the wagon, or if the wagon rolls over us a few times - don't stop believing in yourself! But the MOST important thing is to get back up and take that first step, and move forward on your journey. Spark helped me regain my focus, and gave me direction and structure. My friends here, both old and new, gave me support when I needed it most - THANK YOU! You could say that Spark is my GPS!

G: Goal setting / Guidance
P: Positive reinforcement / Personal growth
S: Support / Structure

Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    I've been losing my motivation slowly over the past three weeks or so. Thank you for posting your experience, it's helped.

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WOLVEY1919 8/5/2010 10:42AM

    Great motivation for others!

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DEBBIEKAY1 8/5/2010 8:23AM

    emoticon Loved this blog thank you for such GREAT insight I actually copied part of this to put in my control your life on line blog.
I can see why you have the Motivational blog emoticon

emoticon my Fierce Fabulous emoticon Debbie

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AHEALTHIERME9 7/31/2010 8:28AM

    Great advice and so true!!!


Debn> emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DIFROMWYOMING 7/17/2010 11:32PM

    Good to hear from you and know you're feeling back on track!

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MEOWMAMA3 7/17/2010 12:40PM

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BEVY11951 7/16/2010 10:29PM

    Very well said!

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NGCHILD 7/16/2010 11:04AM

    I love your definition for GPS!!!! Hope you are hanging in there. Thinking about you both!!


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WORKINGSTIFF 7/16/2010 10:13AM

    Great Blog!

One of my personal favorite quotes:

What saves a man is a step. Then another step. It's always the same step, but you have to take it. Antoine de Saint Exupery

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PONYFARMER 7/15/2010 11:44PM

    Good for you and when you make it and no longer need to fake it, come back and let us know because we care.

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TRAVELNISTA 7/15/2010 8:43PM

    Wise words of wisdom. emoticon emoticon

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ROX2013 7/15/2010 3:51PM

    Awesome to hear you are back on track! Those curve balls life throws at us can really derail our plans. I really like your GPS saying it is so true!

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JINLYNN 7/15/2010 3:37PM

    I am new to SP and had not heard that acronym before - I will definitely use it. Thanks for sharing and providing me with ideas/thoughts to ponder.

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RASTUS55 7/15/2010 2:31PM

    I know where your coming from on this one sweetie!! I am still finding my way....still working on my GPS system! Love you!!

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MOMMYLOG 7/15/2010 1:19PM

    I too fell off the wagon for quite some time, it's good to be back! I am glad you are back on track and keep to your GPS :D

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    emoticon Hip hip hooray! Your back on track. emoticon

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EDEACONTX 7/15/2010 12:57PM

    Thanks for the motivation!

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NOTABOUTHEFACE 7/15/2010 12:54PM

    Love it! Sounds like you're getting back to what's important. Doesn't matter if you had to fake it or not if it helps you in the end! Love ya!

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    Glad you found your GPS! I needed mine as well!

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EGORDON3 7/15/2010 12:51PM

    What a wonderful and inspiring blog! I, too, have found myself on a road I don't want to be on and "faking it 'til I make it' (following my Spark plan, keeping a good attitude, etc) has helped me start on the right track, even though for now, what I'd like to be doing is crawling into a hole or sitting in front of the tv and eating a whole gallon of ice cream emoticon Best of luck on getting back on getting back on course, and hopefully we won't have to be faking it much longer! emoticon

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TNLONGHORN 7/15/2010 12:48PM

    I like it!

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