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The "Gonna Do-er" in Me!

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

There is a woman I know that really drives me crazy. I call her "Blabby Gabby-Gonna Do". She is always coming up with ideas- I am gonna do this and then I am gonna do that.....and she talks...and sometimes is even fun to listen to....but she never really gets much done.

I am Blabby. I talk and talk...I even do...and then undo. And I always ending up standing in the same old place, telling the same old stories.

My commitment to myself was to come back to Sparkpeople...and to come back to my FOCUS when September came and the kids were back in school. I need time for myself. This summer made me realize how little of that I really get.

I think for a while, I will just stop all of my talking, and really try to crank up the doing. Then, when there is something to finally tell, I'll fire up the band and parade and tell it!! But I need to get back to using SPark the way I once had when things were working- as a way to monitor what I am doing- tracking- and as a way to stay motivated and focused.

I am not going to say today is another beginning, a fresh start. I have already worn that out. Today is just a day that I decided to show up. Hopefully if I can string more of those days together, I will start to shape a more positive and successful journey. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step...but it sure would be nice to learn to stop walking in circles! That becomes a journey to frustration and self doubt.

I am a Gabby girl...but I am also filled with hope, desire, dreams and ideas! I need to harness those onto one, razor sharp focus...into DISCIPLINE! I also plan to shift that focus and look further ahead, like in the saying below. Rather than just looking at today, I need to keep my eye on the ultimate goal- so that I stop forgetting that "well just today" is an attitude that can blow my chances of ever reaching the goals I stay so hopeful of reaching! I really want to keep my eyes forward, far forward, to that time when I can actually look at myself and say "WOW! Look how much you got done when you just shut up and started working!!!"

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SMALLERMELORIE 9/5/2012 6:25AM

    I am so glad to have you back on Spark. You have a mission and we can help. Visit us often in your quest to work on you now that the kids are back in school. Love and missed ya.

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FIREFLY4407 9/4/2012 7:06PM

    I loved this post. I especially liked the note on walking in circles, but the way I see it, in each circle walked you can learn something that will increase your odds of achieving your goals in the long run. That couldn't happen if you were standing still...
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DYNAMICDEB53 9/4/2012 6:41PM

    Getting back to tracking is a great way to find that focus. I know what you are saying about not having enough YOU time, especially when the kids are young. Yes we needto find some time just for US and it really will help not only in this journey \but with the family too.
I know you can work it out and know you will find away.
You are not alone in this and glad you have the community to help you along.
Hugs and smiles
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UNICORN212 9/4/2012 3:54PM

    You can do it! We can help! (Hey - I sound like a Home Depot commercial! LOL)

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 9/4/2012 1:24PM

    This is awesome! You can so make this happen girl. I believe in you!

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AMBER281 9/4/2012 12:42PM

    Great post!
You can do it.
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WOUBBIE 9/4/2012 10:57AM

    I plan to live to at least 100, in good health and spirits until my very last day. It may not happen that way, but every step I take today literally affects that ideal outcome for better or for worse.

That's the real journey. Weight loss? It's not THE journey, it's just a little day trip along the way. And sometimes we just keep taking the same stupid day trip and wind up with the same results. I'm ready to try a new "weight loss" town myself. I think my new "town" involves a whole bunch of cardio....

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EVER-HOPEFUL 9/4/2012 10:14AM

    thanks for the reminder not to quit at the end.i am starting to step out of my comfort zones i think i have too to move forward(see my last blog)i personally think we all need to step out of our comfort zones.glad you are back in sparkland and that you are sending blabby gabby-gonna do that packing.hope see has gone on a long vacation or even moved on for good. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SDLEE514 9/4/2012 10:13AM

    Great post!! so much really resonated with me...I wish I could take a highlighter through it, especially:

"I am not going to say today is another beginning, a fresh start. I have already worn that out. Today is just a day that I decided to show up. Hopefully if I can string more of those days together, I will start to shape a more positive and successful journey. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step...but it sure would be nice to learn to stop walking in circles! That becomes a journey to frustration and self doubt."

With that attitude, you'll get there!!

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 9/4/2012 10:04AM

    awesome you can do it, one step at a time and one day at a time
have fun

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