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2/26/13 12:52 P

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Fantastic analogy! Thank you

Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance - Samuel Johnson


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2/26/13 11:56 A

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Great advice...Thank you!

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.

Don't be afraid to give your best at what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.

It is never too late to be what you might have been.


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2/26/13 3:20 A

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2/25/13 7:04 A

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Be anxious for nothing, but in prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your request be known to God Philippian 4:6


The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Franklin D. Roosevelt


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2/24/13 6:30 P

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you just do it..practice makes perfect ...well almostget it done
the lady mary
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TODAY IS LIFE THIS IS NOT A DRESS REHEARSAL

there is no cause when there is no effect km

i can do that, but not on a tuesday
for that is my day of thrust in the opposite direction -
off the starboard bow
over the hurdles,
and down the shute.

last is just the slowest winner. c.hunter boyd

people often say that motivation doesn't last. well neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily. zig ziglar

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2/24/13 4:10 P

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emoticon Kris. That was certainly something to think about and very true.

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Today is the first day of the rest of my life.

I am responsible for my own happiness.

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2/24/13 3:15 P

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A really cool helpful metaphor. Only I think more about the stuff at night than in the day. How do I put down the glass? I'm stuck on that part.

"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it"

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." Eleanor Roosevelt

"Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
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"Some people quit due to slow progress, never grasping the fact that.......slow progress.....is progress."




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2/24/13 3:10 P

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great share kris!!!!
happy sunday to you!! the lady mary

TODAY IS LIFE THIS IS NOT A DRESS REHEARSAL

there is no cause when there is no effect km

i can do that, but not on a tuesday
for that is my day of thrust in the opposite direction -
off the starboard bow
over the hurdles,
and down the shute.

last is just the slowest winner. c.hunter boyd

people often say that motivation doesn't last. well neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily. zig ziglar

if i stitch fast enough do


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2/24/13 3:01 P

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Kris,

Sometimes the most powerful truths come wafting to us on the wisp of a gentle breeze.
Thank you.

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2/24/13 12:56 P

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Thank you for the info

"Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still."


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2/24/13 12:32 P

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Kris, I love this analogy I think I may add this one to my journal! Thank you for sharing!

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2/24/13 12:16 P

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What a wonderful metaphor. Most of the time when I finally made a break through or understood something better in therapy it was that a metaphor brought everything into focus.

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2/24/13 7:38 A

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This makes it so clear and simple. It's never easy, but this story is a crystal-clear guide. Thank you for posting.

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There is substance in glibness and vice versa:
"If you're going through hell, keep going."
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2/24/13 7:29 A

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Thank you for sharing Kris, that's a great analogy.
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Life is what you make of it. Choose to be happy about something Now! Choose to make your life an adventure.


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2/24/13 5:50 A

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What a great mental picture! Thanks for sharing that! We all need a reminder from time to time!

The race to fitness is unending for when you reach your goals, it becomes a race to stay ahead of the temptations that seek to pull back to where you came from!


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2/24/13 5:13 A

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Thanks Krisfor sharing this emoticon
Hope you are having a great Sunday.

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2/24/13 5:01 A

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"A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired: “How heavy is this glass of water?”

Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz.

She replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, it’s not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my arm. If I hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.” She continued, “The stresses and worries in life are like that glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them a bit longer and they begin to hurt. And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed – incapable of doing anything.”

It’s important to remember to let go of your stresses. As early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down. Don’t carry them through the evening and into the night. Remember to put the glass down."


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