Motivation Monday: Persistence vs. Perfection

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Persistence prevails when all else fails. Report
Always strive to improve! Report
I just love this quote! It makes me happy inside! Report
Very true! Report
This is really true! This is important to remember especially when we mess.up. Report
This is really true! This is important to remember especially when we mess.up. Report
Very true! If you expect yourself to be perfect, then you set yourself up for failure. If you expect yourself to be persistent, then you continue to take steps forward no matter how big or small. Eventually you will get there. Report
I saw this on one of my running things, or something with Sparkpeople, and I have been telling myself this for awhile now. This kind of reminds me of the saying, "Life's a journey, not a destination. I have found out the hard way that things will never be perfect, so I try to live my life in the present instead of waiting for things to be perfect.
Thank you for this quote! Report
This really inspired me! I have a written plan with the weight I want to be at specific dates and when the dates come up and I fall short I get a little discouraged. I found out a little while back that I have subclinical hypothyroidism and losing weight doesn't come easily. I feel sometimes like I have to work so much harder to get to where I want to get and this quote helped me realize that I just need to be persistent. I just have to take it one day at a time and start focusing on accomplishments other than what the scale says. I really needed this! Report
Persistence is to the character of man what carbon is to steel.
— Earl Nightingale

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strive for improvement, not perfection! Report
I'm really glad that is true. With my limited abilities I will never get "perfect" at my yoga poses, but my flexability and balance are improving. Report