When your motivation gets low, sit down & make a list of everything you are gaining by continuing to work towards your goal. And make it personal: Great health; no medical bills; can play w/the kids; look great; run w/o getting winded; get a date; dance; make friends jealous, etc.
Be sure to hang it where you can read it every day. THE REWARDS ARE ENDLESS AND WORTH EVERY BIT OF EFFORT!!
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Life is always a win. Though sometimes we don't recognize its prize.
My children were complaining about having to go to camp -- activities they chose. One stated, "My life is terrible." I came back with, "Life is always a win. Right now, you are not seeing the prize." And with further reflection and sharing I know that this is true.
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