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Challenge

Saturday, January 26, 2013

One of my Sparkfriends from another team posted this quote. It is the rationale for why we look for opportunities to challenge ourselves. I need the challenge but have to remember that the competition is within me, can I be better today than yesterday? I donít have to be better than anyone else. I donít need to try to run a 5K if Iím still struggling to walk for 20 minutes. In everything I do, I have to guard against that old mentality that tells me ďAll or nothingĒ. That is not what the challenge is about. The challenge is more today than yesterday, better this hour than the last.

Go beyond what you know you can do. And just like that, you'll know you can do more.
Go beyond again, and again. Grow past the limitations you've imagined, a little bit at a time.
Challenge yourself, and then do what it takes to meet the challenge. As you feel your strength increasing, resolve to add to it through your own efforts.
The way to have real confidence is to build it. Every day is your opportunity to make yourself more confident, competent and effective.
The skills and abilities that seem out of reach are really just a number of steps away. Challenge yourself toward them, and with each effort you move closer.
Push yourself beyond the familiar, beyond the comfortable, and into a higher level of ability. Feel the unique joy of breaking through your limitations again and again.
-- Ralph Marston
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MISSY455 1/27/2013 12:29AM

    Great motivation to keep on track, not only during the 5% challenge, but our entire journey to a healthier lifestyle!

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1MYSTERY_LADY 1/26/2013 7:51PM

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SPARKLE1908 1/26/2013 7:36PM

    Great challenge!!!

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NMSUSTUDENT 1/26/2013 8:50AM

    Quote: "Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it."─Dwight D. Eisenhower

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JENISETHOMAS 1/26/2013 8:37AM

    Great!! I needed that this am....

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