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Are you a quitter?

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Dieting is hard. It takes everything you have in you and takes everything that's in you, out of you. The highs and lows of the scale both physically and emotionally. The fear of eating out, going to a party, vacation, even the grocery store!

We all have good days and bad. When you are having one of those bad days and you just feel like quitting...... read this......

The only guarantee for failure is to stop trying. There is no insurmountable barrier, except your own inherent lack of purpose and persistence.
One of the great themes of the Bible is - perseverance. Paul, who refused to quit, wrote: “Let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.” Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “The great majority of men are bundles of beginnings.”
Are you merely a starter, or are you also a finisher? When the enthusiasm for a new idea fades, when the odds against you increase and the results diminish, when it looks as if success is impossible, you must keep forging ahead.
Admiral Robert Peary attempted to reach the North Pole seven times before he finally succeeded. Oscar Hammerstein produced five shows on Broadway that were flops before staging Oklahoma, which was seen by almost five million people during a record-breaking run of 2,212 performances.
Quitting is more about who you are, than where you are or what you’re up against. We all have our excuses. The truth is, external things don’t stop us; it’s what happens to us on the inside! Most of us stop ourselves from reaching our potential. We can pretend that people, things, and situations outside of ourselves are to blame, but in reality most failures are just the result of a lack of bulldog-like tenacity.
You must have a mindset to tenaciously pursue your dream. Source: Unknown

Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    I'm not quitting what brought me to SP in the first place, so, no, I'm not a quitter, but I am quite the accomplished detourer.

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TWILIGHTEYES 1/30/2012 6:59PM

    LOVE this Marg! Thank you!

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CHUBRUB3 1/30/2012 12:40PM

    This is a fantastic blog Marg!
And you know what? You made me realize I used to be a starter and never a finisher...well that has changed!

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LITTLETEAPOT17 1/30/2012 9:09AM

    Loved this blog Marg. It touches us all and is right on the mark! Thanks for sharing it with us.
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    Such a great blog. Well done.

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