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Week One of New SparkYear

Monday, October 08, 2012

This first week of really getting back into my SparkRoutines has had moments of victory, and frustration. Thought Ralph Marston has a great point here:

Work Through The Frustration

When you feel frustrated, what you’re feeling is your intense desire to make things better. Instead of fighting against your frustration, channel it in a positive, productive direction.
Frustration happens when things are not the way you want them to be. And because of that, frustration is a powerful precursor to achievement.
When you’re frustrated with the way things are, it can be tempting to give up. After all, it’s often easier just to live with life’s shortcomings than it is to make improvements.
But if you choose to give up, you’re letting go of a powerful opportunity. In your frustration there is great energy, and that energy can be directed to truly make things better.
To tap into that energy, take focused, purposeful action with the highest of expectations. Work through the frustration, moment by moment, bit by bit, and get yourself to the achievement that’s on the other side.
Frustration activates a powerful energy within you that you can use for positive purpose. Feel the frustration, harness the energy, and create the value that’s there for you to bring to life.
— Ralph Marston

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I was frustrated the past few months. Not necessarily about SP, but about what I was having to deal with and accept… My “new normal” is not what I would choose. I wanted to go back to where we were before the strokes started. No going to happen!

Embracing the life I have right now is a choice. I always have choices. This is one of the greatest lessons I have learned this year SPARKing.

I am tapping into my new found energy! I am taking focused actions to achieve the goals I have for a healthier life. A life that includes my precious Dear Husband of 35 years. I want to be sure he is around for another 35 years! When I am my best, I can help him achieve his best.

I’m recommitted to feeling the SPARK! Week one down, another to go!

I’m AM going to have an even better SparkYear!


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  • _LINDA
    You go Leah!! Fabulous attitude!! You can do this!!
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    Nice to see you back Sparking!
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    1811 days ago
    emoticon You have made Great Strides in 'Making Lemonade when Life Hands You Lemons' as my Mother and Grandmother always said.
    1811 days ago
    Good for you!! So proud of what you are accomplishing!
    1811 days ago
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