#46: Are You Like a Shark?

Friday, August 14, 2009

Are you like a shark? Do you continually make progress toward your goals of weight loss and better health?

Just as sharks must keep moving forward to live, so must we, as people, continually strive toward our goals for a feeling of worth and satisfaction.

Everything does not need to be done at one time or in one day. That would be impossible for most of us. But, a little at a time, on a steady basis, our journey to fitness should reach new levels.

A study, "Time, Work, and Meaning", for a Ph.D. dissertation, found that people who fail to feel as if they are making strides toward their goals are five times as likely to give up than someone who experiences steady progress.

Additionally, people not progressing were three times less likely to feel satisfied with their lives.

We need meaning in our lives. In our own ways we want to achieve. Writing down our goals makes us more likely to succeed. Visualizing the new person we want to become will enhance our efforts to make progress.

Remember, Rome was not built in a day. Neither was our excess weight gained in a day. And, it won't be lost in a day.

But by moving forward a little at a time, we can live a life of self-satisfaction, a life where we feel better about ourselves, where we can be proud of how we look and with how we feel.

Cement your goals in writing. Visualize achieving them daily.

Keep moving forward, like a shark.
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    Thanks for leaving this. It seems I need all the encouragement I can get.

    I copied a couple of paragraphs of it, so I can writte myself a note!

    Thanks again. love, Darlene
    4261 days ago
    LOL Now I'm gonna be singing that in my head, which is fine because I love it!
    4261 days ago
    It is important not to put too much focus on the scale or discouragement can set in, like you stated there is danger of giving up when discouragement takes hold. So think of many ways to measure your progress . Sometimes when the scale does not move for me , I still feel good because I lost a inch somewhere or I can look at my habits and know I am doing something better and in time it will make a difference.

    I love goals and goal setting . Remember to reach a goal you must first make one ! Like Lou said, Goals are important. emoticon
    4261 days ago
    Funny. I didn't think of that. Bobby Darin wasn't it? Mack the Knife?
    4261 days ago
    emoticon OK, Lou, now I just have to start singing.... "When the shark bites...." emoticon
    4261 days ago
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