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5 Things You Can Learn from Your Mistakes

Find Life Lessons When You're Less Than Perfect

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  • Thank you for bringing this to the forefront for me to find on my start page today - just what I needed - am adding to my favourites ;)
  • In respect to fitness/health/weight loss, I know the whole "positivity/me first/be nice to yourself" stuff works for some people, but not for me.
    No one else is going to make me stay on track, no one else is going to be honest about how things really are. And in the end, no one but me is really accountable for my actions/inactions.
    I've lost weight and gotten fit and then backslid too many times to allow myself too much grace, because while it takes me a year to lose twenty pounds, I can gain it back in a few months.
    I'm no longer willing to take that risk.
  • --ALYSSA--
    I absolutely LOVE this article, and I really needed to hear this message today! Thank you for sharing this!
  • CHERYLJ613
    Thank you is both so small and so large for the info provided. I am not a "Type-A" person but more a "mediocre let it ride" person. BUT, the last 2 sentences of Enjoy Now hit me squarely where I live. There is a hurtle of being perfect I am working very hard to over come and I appreciate your down to earth encouragement of "where I am" and "who I am".
  • Thanks a lot for this great article, I bumped into it quite by chance and it resulted to be just what I needed to read. I tend to push myself taking extra duties and trying to do 'everything' by myself, and I often end up exhausted when it's week-end time. It's difficult for me to allow myself some 'me-time', I feel like I'm wasting my time rather than investing it on myself... Have to work on this maybe!
  • Thank you. For writing this article and in a very personal way...just thank you.
  • What a great article! So very well written! Nothing new in it really, but a lot that I needed to remind myself of! Thank you for sharing from your own journey and the lessons learned along the way!
  • I have the opposite problem. I start to get sedentary and feel not motivated. But this article is still good to read. I have always beat myself up for not being perfect. I just need to set reasonable goals and be content what I have. :)
  • WOW - I really needed to read this today.

    Great, great article.

    This is just one reason why I love Sparkpeople.

    Thank you so much!!!
  • Great article! Thanks for sharing.
  • I teach a self-esteem group at my job and I think this article is really generalizable to all aspects of human behavior. I am sharing it in group today :)
  • I definitely learned "Respect Your Limits" the hard way. I was so determined to become a runner that I just dove in, without any preparation or information, and despite my body screaming at me that I was doing something wrong, I continued to run improperly, eventually giving myself terribly painful shinsplints. And then I made those shinsplints worse by trying to push through the pain, thinking it made me a badass. Uh, more like dumbass. I've always been stupidly stubborn, and that's a prime example. Now I take great pains to listen to my body, taking time off when needed even if it means it will take me longer to reach my goals. Better to reach them eventually than to injure myself trying to take the shortcut.
  • Thank you for this great article!
  • Thank you. Love this article.

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