Everytime someone tempts you or seems to be sabotaging you, remember, you need only overcome your own desires and they will be like planets in their own orbit and you in yours. Mastery over others is nothing. Mastery over self is everything.
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When you get to thinking you'd like to stray and have a tasty morsel of something that is off your health-fit journey try asking yourself and really pausing to think about it...Do I really want to eat this or do I want to be healthy & fit more? Do I want a fleeting yum or do I want rise above this moment and empower myself and live life to be all I can be! Almost fool proof, so-to-speak 9
I found that reading biographies or memoirs of people I admire (or even people I never heard of) is very motivational. Although we see other people's successes as coming easily, in most cases people overcame obstacles, rose above bad situations, and worked very hard for their successes. Recently I've been reading about our founding fathers & have been inspired by their stories. One of the best memoirs I've read recently was.. (cllick title for more info)
.."The Glass Castle" by Jeannette Walls, who grew up with neglectful, incompetent parents, yet she & her siblings overcame their poor beginnings with hard work to become successful & productive adults. It has been months since I read that book, but it has stuck with me. I think about it daily.
If you have friends/family who are negative about your plan to change your life don't bite back at them, rise above it
I know it's hard but try bringing them up to your level rather than lowering to theirs, if they see that their comments don't hurt they may rethink
Sometimes it's family that say the harshest things, they say it's of out love but sometimes there feels an element of spite. If you say 'thank you for your feedback, I will take your comments on board' this will shock them! Don't say more than this
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