Wednesday, March 13, 2013
One of the Sparkblog entries today was about motivation: and BOY can I use a little motivation right now. My pattern of weight loss is to plateau for weeks and then to drop somewhat rapidly for a week, gain a pound or two, then plateau again. It is highly frustrating. The overall trend is downward though, although not as fast as I'd like to see. I'm fairly impatient, and fairly competitive, and to see my line on my weight loss chart hovering ABOVE the goal weight line makes me grind my teeth.
So this blog (go ahead and check it out) had a lot of quotes in it that made me stop and breathe and digest: try to assimilate the info (altho I guess that's the BORG, not Yoda)
So Yoda says: “Do or do not. There is no try.”
Now that seems a little harsh. I think people should be given credit for sincere effort. After all, no one succeeds ALL of the time, no matter how much we want to. There is no dishonor in knowing you gave it your best shot.
But then again that's the point: giving it your BEST shot. Keeping on trudging forward when the way is slow and the traveling difficult. Seriously, what are you gonna do: lie in the ditch until someone comes along to pick you up? Naw. one foot in front of the other until you get there.
So Yoda: Smart, he is.