Sunday, June 23, 2013
When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road youíre trudging seems all up hill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest, if you mustóbut donít you quit.
Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Donít give up, though the pace seems slowó
You might succeed with another blow.
Often the goal is nearer than
It seems to a faint and faltering man,
Often the struggler has given up
When he might have captured the victorís cup,
And he learned too late, when the night slipped down,
How close he was to the golden crown.
Success is failure turned inside outó
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems afar;
So stick to the fight when youíre hardest hitó
Itís when things seem worst that you mustnít quit.
- by Author Unknown
I remember my mama having a copy of this poem. Gosh, I miss that woman!
It's been almost a month now since I've blogged. I think part of it is cause I did not want to publically admit defeat.
I came back to Spark People, all pumped up and ready to rock. And I did well for a few weeks. Then the fire in me started to dim. I actually weigh a pound ore than I did when I started back, which is a bit discouraging for me.
And then today I said to myself, "STOP"! Stop whining about the weight, stop making excuses for not exercising. Just stop it all.
I've been reading this book ... self help... oddly can't remember title right now. But main point in what I've read so far is for me to take total responsibility for my life. The author says everything you are experiencing today is a result of your response to a past event. And that if you are not happy with what you are "producing" then you must change: change the way you talk, change what you are day dreaming about and change your behavior. It really hit home for me last night when I read those words. And then today I thought of the poem above. Ok sure I may be having tough time following program to a t but ... would quitting make me feel better? Absolutely not!
So with all that said, today I rededicate my commitment to my Spark People program.
I'm excited again and ready to get it done the right way!