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The power of positive thinking

Friday, February 15, 2013

Each morning, my children's class starts the day saying the following:

i have faith in myself
I have faith in my teachers
I respect my duties and responsibilities
I respect others and seek their respect
I have self-respect
I have self-control
I can learn if I study hard
I will learn because I will study hard
I love myself and loving myself I'll be myself and know myself
I believe I will achieve. I will succeed

This is such a powerful (and empowering) way to start the day, Often on my walks, I've found myself repeating this creed -- so many of the sentiments are directly applicable to the weight loss journey. And, this time, I honestly do believe I will succeed.

It's easy to get bogged down by the slow everyday process. It's easy to get frustrated with the fact that success takes a conscious commitment every single day for a sustained amount of time. I'm not very good at finishing the things I start. This time has to be different. I have to find ways to maintain my motivation for the long term.

Taken as a whole, this is going to be one of the hardest things I ever will have done. But it will also be one of the most rewarding. I'm so ready to let go of always being the fat girl. I want people to see me for who- not what- I am. I want to live a big, exciting life, filled with adventures, and I don't want my weight to inhibit me from trying new experiences.

What are your biggest motivations?
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  • v SPARKCHANTAL
    huna
    1201 days ago
  • v CHENRY1173
    I love that creedo. My kids do something similar but that one hits every single thing we need to work on to be better people and really it all starts with the same thing-- loving, accepting and respecting yourself. I might write that down and start repeating it to myself too!
    I've been working at this for about 6 weeks now (this time) but it feels different because I'm not really trying to focus inward as much as focus on getting the good habits down and not freaking out on myself for the times I decide to stick with a bad one. I guess that's not really motivation but I don't know how to describe it. I feel pretty good!
    Thanks for the great post!!

    1201 days ago
  • v SKINNIESOMEDAY
    I love the saying and love your attitude !!

    emoticon On recognizing the need to change and think positive and yes it is very


    Powerful !!

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    1201 days ago
  • v DAJAMOGU1
    wow! Powerful creed. I may use it from now on as I, too, go from being that overly-large woman who people stare at to the person I know I can be!
    1201 days ago
  • v SORTIZA99
    Positive thinking is powerful.
    Great sharing.
    Good day.
    1201 days ago
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