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Strength, Attitude, Fortitude

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Early June.
Texas.
Hotter than the surface of the sun.
Humid. Air you can wear.
Expected relief - late October.
Forecast: more of same.
Worst drought in history.



More than enough to destroy this one's attitude. After that, the decline is swift. It's not as if a BAD attitude is better than NO attitude. That is just not me. I've been down that road and I don't like it. That is not the person I want to be.

Instead of being zoned on circumstances beyond my control, it helps me to look at how far I've come and not how much farther I have to go. Those are circumstances that I DID control. Do I really want to stop now? It helps to look forward to where I am going. I am closer than ever - working through this attitude gray area will not only get me closer to my goal, I will see strength in other areas of my life as well. I am employing lots of self talk here. I am closer than ever. Getting past this bump in the road will get me that much closer to my goal. I've made the commitment. I've already invested time that was worthwhile and productive. This is the time to stand with my face to the wind and press on.


In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins...not through strength, but through persistence.


The bottom line comes down to limited options. Continue to press on through all the intricacies of life and achieve my weight loss goal, or relax my control and gain it all back. Looking back, do I REALLY want to go through all that again? Silly question.

I am strong. I AM IN CONTROL. I WILL STAY IN CONTROL.

I will have extraordinary results. No one can tell me I can't.


Our lives are not determined by what happens to us, but how we react to what happens; not by what life brings to us, but by the attitude we bring to life. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes. it is a catalyst. . . a spark that creates extraordinary results.



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LAURIEWY 6/21/2011 1:48PM

    Thanks for the pep talk! Just what I needed before I take off for 3 days!

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BTWCOACH 6/19/2011 8:41PM

    You have it.... Strength, Attitude, Fortitude!!!!
Keep it up!!! Make It Happen!!!!
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LUCKYDOGFARM 6/19/2011 8:07PM

    Self Talk is a good thing, expecially when it is powerful like that!
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