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A little thing called attitude


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Friday, March 02, 2012

On the morning of Wednesday, February 29, 2012, I walked to work. Although this is becoming somewhat routine, it was different that morning. As I started my walk, I nearly started SKIPPING with EXCITEMENT!

"What," you ask, "could possibly be that exciting about walking to work in February?" I'm glad you asked! I knew as I started this walk that it would end with me completing my mileage goal for February. It was hard work to get to this point, but I made it! emoticon Each month, my mileage goal is a little bigger than the month before. February was the third month in a row that I met my goal! This means I am still on-target for my year-long goal of 1000 miles. What a rush! I was talking about it all day to anyone who would listen. emoticon

As I went about my day, several things went wrong, including spilling tea all over my desk and on my beautiful doily. emoticon (Fortunately, I like my tea weak, so with some quick action, there was no staining. Whew!) It's funny though. None of these things bothered me at all. They were mildly disruptive for a few moments, but that is all. Late in the day, I realized there had been several things go wrong without upsetting me in the least. Then I realized that my winning attitude -- prompted by reaching a stretch goal -- made all the difference.

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We all know (because we hear it preached all the time) that "attitude determines altitude" and that "positive attitudes yield positive results." It just always feels good when we 'see' what we 'know' actually flesh itself out in real life. In addition to reminding me of the importance of my attitude, this incident also helped me again see the importance of setting and achieving goals, including mid-point goals we can celebrate along the way to our even bigger, long-term goals. Let's do it, Friends! Let's rock out our goals! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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GUAVATREE2 11/24/2012 4:49PM

  Good for you! Positive attitude helps overcome small obstacles. Congratulations on your milestone achievement.

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SAILSATSUNSET 7/12/2012 8:43AM

    Thanks, this post is just what I needed today. emoticon

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PHFNK1 6/9/2012 9:59AM

  Thank you for sharing your story. Indeed I must not allow minor distraction to keep me from moving forward


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AMIV07 5/21/2012 5:00PM

  You are sooo right Attitude does make a difference... emoticon

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TONIAP7 5/17/2012 11:42PM

  That is awesome, you also helped the environment with your walk double whammy!

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SWEETEYES0601 5/16/2012 1:12PM

    That's a great way to put things in perspective! Good for you!

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BLEWISFLA 4/26/2012 1:41PM

    I loved the blog and think now I can set some goals for myself! Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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2BDYNAMIC 4/21/2012 9:58AM

    Lisa,
Thank you for taking the time to share and "tip" us re setting the small goals .......... Your story is very inspiring! emoticon (I am going to save this) :)

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EBONYN1 4/18/2012 11:15PM

    yayyyy!! keep up the great work. you really motivated me to get up and get some of this weight off me! thanks emoticon

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ALADY2BE 4/18/2012 4:27PM

    Great Job...Keep it up!!! emoticon

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SKYINSTRASBOURG 4/14/2012 5:45AM

    THANK YOU for reminding me the importance of goal setting! You are my inspiration!

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JIBBIE49 4/13/2012 1:14AM

    What an honor to see your blog featured in the Spark Mail. emoticon

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BEACRAN 4/12/2012 11:43AM

  Way to go, keep up the miles.

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Yes I agree and positive attitude is so important for the long run and getting healthy. Way to go on meeting your goals!!

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ROXYHON 4/11/2012 2:03PM

    Thanks for your wonderful blog, and congratulations on the success of meeting your goals! You are so right about how important it is to set not only the large goals, but the smaller incremental ones that are the stepping stones which will lead us to the big one!

Keep up the good work!!!!
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DURANGOREDDOG 4/11/2012 7:26AM

    So happy for you at meeting your mileage goal 3 months straight. Your blog was helpful to me in keeping me motivated to reach my exercise goal. emoticon Keep that attitude and good job!

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MARYELLEN301 4/10/2012 5:05PM

    One of my motto's I use here on SP is "Attitude is everything, pick a good one". It works for me!

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MARY2270 4/10/2012 4:41PM

  Thanks for the reminder. I try to be positive. emoticon

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 4/10/2012 7:47AM

    emoticon attitude!!! emoticon

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LORNAARIYAWANSA 4/10/2012 1:20AM

  Way to go gal!


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KHALI_MX 4/10/2012 1:20AM

  That's the spirit!!
Way to go girl!!!
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EXERTIGER 4/9/2012 6:49PM

    I like that you add more miles to your goal every month. I do that with fitness minutes. It keeps us from a rut. Congrats on meeting your goal!!!

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MARANDEE 4/9/2012 6:48PM

  Way to go Melissa... I just started and appreciate the supportive e-mail. Walked 2 miles today. DM emoticon

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AMMAVI 4/9/2012 5:28PM

  YAY for you!!!! Way to go!! emoticon

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LIMIG2 4/9/2012 4:34PM

    Great news! Keep up the good work and continue to strive towards those goals!

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That's a great attitude and yearly goal you've set out to accomplish!
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PEACOCK15 4/9/2012 1:36PM

    What a great blog, thank you for sharing. There's nothing like the rush that comes along with accomplishing a goal you've set for yourself. Did you notice that your positiveness was infectous to the people around you? Happiness is contagious!!!

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LEEPA10 4/9/2012 11:38AM

  Way to go, I have trouble stay positive, your message helped to inspire me. Thanks. emoticon emoticon http: emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MISSENG 4/9/2012 10:23AM

    emoticon Thanks for sharing your inspiring story. You're doing a great job! Keep it up. emoticon

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WE_PA_FIT 4/9/2012 8:12AM

    emoticon for this reminder and dose of optimism as I start this week.

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BARB5009 4/9/2012 3:17AM

  that is great!!!!! a positive attitude is everything!!!! a lot of people don't realize that. but you have proved it!!!! emoticon

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CAROL494 4/8/2012 10:57PM

  An inspiring message! Thank you! emoticon

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BELLESPARK1 4/8/2012 9:07PM

  You rock girl! Way to Go! Keep that positive attitude. That was very encouraging. Thanks for sharing. You are so right, about the need to make goals and reach them. I needed that reminder.

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ROWEKAMP4 4/8/2012 11:40AM

  I SURE WISH OTHER PEOPLE WOULD HAVE YOUR GREAT ATTITUDE AND CONGRATS ON ACHIEVING YOUR MILAGE GOAL emoticon

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LIBBYFITZ 4/8/2012 8:56AM

    Great blog. Love the attitude.

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MOMOMAR 4/8/2012 5:58AM

    Well said! We all know this stuff on some level but it takes hearing it from someone else to bring it to our attention. Thanks for taking the time to articulate your thoughts in such an uplifting way!




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BKLYNDIVA 4/8/2012 12:45AM

    Way to go. I just cleared a 10 mile week myself.


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