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It's Difficult Being Your Own Inspiration, Isnt It

Friday, June 22, 2012


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SILLYHP1953 7/14/2012 3:51PM

    My strength and hope does have to come from within me...that was a powerful reminder.

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AVANDREA_ 6/25/2012 12:55AM

    So true John, thank you again for some very thought provoking thoughts.

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LYNMEINDERS 6/24/2012 1:42AM

    Such an awesome reminder...thankyou

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CURVYELVIESAYS 6/23/2012 7:33PM

    Thanks for reminding us all that we are our own inspirtation. It's very hard to be my own inspiration but, worth it. Thank you!

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VONBLACKBIRD 6/23/2012 3:36PM

    You do inspire me also.

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MYGOLDENBOYS3 6/23/2012 6:02AM

    Thanks John. A lot to think about and, honestly, have never quite thought of it that way. Yes, internal inspiration. It comes from within.

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Have a great day.

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NASFKAB 6/23/2012 5:01AM

  thought provoking as always thanks

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ANGELWENDYMAMA 6/23/2012 4:02AM

    Yes, I am my own biggest inspiration, too. :) Thanks for the reminder!

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CBRIGGS1956 6/22/2012 10:32PM

    Thanks John, something else to work towards.

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DEBRITA01 6/22/2012 6:14PM

    Thought-provoking...as usual. What I love about your blogs/vlogs is how encouraging and honest you are. Even when we don't always want to acknowledge the truth or do the hard work, you have a gentle way of inviting introspection. It is a gift that you share freely with others and through your words and experiences, I know I've learned more about my self.

Hmmm, guess I am going to work harder on being my own inspiration and accepting the responsibility that goes along with. Thanks, John...


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GIRANIMAL 6/22/2012 5:04PM

    LOL @ bilingual redundancy! Sorry, the editor in me couldn't help it. emoticon

Consistency in your mind AND actions really is key. And that's why "lifestyle change" is so much more effective (albeit sometimes more daunting) than dieting.

Accountability is a great tool, but reliance on others for inspiration does seem like a bit of a trap. What about when people get busy, as they always do? Why leave your success to other people's (understandably) erratic availability as your cheerleader? Or what about when even the most inspirational folks stumble, as EVERYONE does? If you're not also inspired by you, you've left yourself kinda high and dry.

Personal responsibility is hard, but it's more effective and it's worth it.

Bravo, John!

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TRISTAROSE 6/22/2012 4:16PM

    I liked what you said and you are so right! Thanks for another great Vlog!

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TRESA7 6/22/2012 3:53PM

    John, you've made a terrific Vlog! It gives me a lot to think about. What you have become is an Inspiration, a Motivator and perhaps a Weight-Loss Coach!!

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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 6/22/2012 1:24PM

    Great vlog! I'm gonna friend you! Want to keep checking in and getting inspired.

You get out what you put in and you have put in a lot and gotten a lot in return. I'm here if you ever falter!

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ADAMSMOB 6/22/2012 1:19PM

    John,
I have to say, I love, love what you are saying. You could not have said it better!!!! I enjoyed every word!!!!!! As you said, we sometime don't like to take responsibility for our own selves or anything. Consistency Is The Key!!!! emoticon emoticon

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LDRICHEL 6/22/2012 12:41PM

    I totally am my biggest inspiration! haha

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Seriously, though...I completely get what you're saying because it's exactly what I've been trying to tell my SparkFollowers. I feel the same desire to impart this very information to anyone that says I inspire them. I just wrote a blog called "Fitness Isn't Free" that talks more about this.

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DEARTOMYHEART 6/22/2012 11:48AM

  I so agree with what you are saying. You are what you think. We need to inspire ourselves as you say every hour or even moments. Some times I must give myself a good taking to. We can take food for thought from others but it still comes down to me. John, you do inspire me. I have gotten great food for thought to the point my eyes have been opened to things I didn't what to admit to myself I was doing. I do miss when you are to busy in your work to blog. I feel you are a great mentor. Thanks John. You have a great friday and weekend also. emoticon emoticon

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TRULYVISIBLE 6/22/2012 10:48AM

  I totally agree with that philosophy, you take the things you like from others and incorporate those things you like into yourself. One needs to be their own inspiration for themselves.

Some people say, you can't do it alone (referring to business success, weight loss, etc.) I think you can only do it alone. You can take from others but ultimately you are the one who puts things into action.

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NEWMOM20121 6/22/2012 10:04AM

    Very true and well said. To many people look to others for inspiration, you are correct we should inspire ourselves.

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LIBRARYBELL1 6/22/2012 10:03AM

    Thanks John! I appreciate your words today. I've been taking a class called "You are Powerful" about how a person's thoughts create their reality. I know this to be true and I use it a lot for all the easy stuff - the main thing would be getting jobs - ie: 3 times in my life I have noticed a job opening in the paper or something and I would immediately know it was for me. I wouldn't worry about it. I knew it was mine and I'd walk in with confidence and get it. Several things outside of me is like that, material things that I want, seems easy. It's the inside stuff that is so hard!!!

You've given me a lot to think about. This weight loss would be so easy for me and I could motivate myself if I could just get a handle on my emotions. I've always used food to keep my emotions in check, afraid it might spill out all over the place. Hmmmm....lots to think about. Thanks!!!

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THEFLORIDAFAIRY 6/22/2012 9:53AM

    As always, a pleasure viewing and reading your blog posts. You are an insightful person and very well articulated. Have a great day! Ruthie

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BILL60 6/22/2012 9:20AM

    Hang tough, John.

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SIMPLY-VICKI 6/22/2012 9:07AM

  Thank you John. It's actually what I needed to hear this morning. Have yourself a wonderful Friday! emoticon

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