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How will you face your challenges?

Monday, November 12, 2012

This is paraphrased from an NPR broadcast that I heard this morning about the differences between the attitudes in Eastern and Western cultures regarding education.... When I heard it, I instantly applied it to weight-loss, where I believe it is SO true.

"The way that you conceptualize the act of struggling with something profoundly affects your actual behavior. If struggle indicates weakness to you (for example, a lack of intelligence, willpower, etc), you feel bad. But, if struggle indicates strength--the ability to face down challenges--you are much more likely to stick with it."

So will you give up because you are struggling? Will you feel inferior? or will you realize your true strength and fight through your challenges with your head held high?

Struggling is not the opposite of success--it is a part of it.

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
EVER-HOPEFUL 12/9/2012 7:14AM

    how true

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BOOKWORM27S 11/16/2012 10:07AM

    Thank you so much for posting! I needed this reminder. I've been struggling a lot lately. My weight keeps going up no matter what I do.

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CURVYELVIESAYS 11/16/2012 9:15AM

    Wow this really spoke to me. I am struggliing now and realize after reading this I need to change my stinking thinking around. Thank you for sharing this with us.

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DOUGDC 11/13/2012 11:05AM

    Great insight. Thanks!

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WINDSONG27 11/12/2012 9:55PM

    A very good message that I needed. Thank you!

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KIPPER15 11/12/2012 8:55PM

    Very powerful message any way you look at it. emoticon

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OPTIMIST1948 11/12/2012 3:48PM

    I heard the same story, but took something different out of it. Thank you for reminding me of myslef.

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LOTUSLIFE 11/12/2012 12:34PM

  I so needed this today. I am stealing that quote. Thanks Jamie.

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RACEWELLWON 11/12/2012 11:25AM

    Giving up is not found in my dictionary!! I am a roll ! Good one Jamie - How's the fish tank? emoticon emoticon

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MIDNIGHTER1 11/12/2012 11:22AM

    If it came too easy,you will not appreciate the efforts it took to get there.

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SEXBOBOMB 11/12/2012 11:14AM

    Nice one! Great message!

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BECOMING_HOLLY 11/12/2012 10:07AM

    Thank you for this awesome message today!

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SHIRE33 11/12/2012 9:58AM

    That really resonates with me right now. Thanks so much for sharing it.

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CAGMUAHFO2 11/12/2012 9:51AM

    Love it!!! So true!

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