I love 'ah ha' moments...

Saturday, June 05, 2010

I just love 'ah ha' moments...especially when they just kind of sneak up on you and catch you by surprise... I just had another one, thanks (again) to SP...

I always thought I worked best by myself...even though everything is so team-oriented these days...and I even lead a team. But most days, if I'm being honest, I think - geeesh, if I could just do this project myself, yada, yada, yada...

That's initially why SP attracted me in - I could do it myself...I didn't have to rely on anyone else to make sure the job was done... So I happily went on my way - tracking my foods, my fitness minutes, etc.

Then I started reading Blogs, etc. then I started commenting on them...then I started reading the Message Boards...then I started commenting on the Message Boards - telling others they could make it...then a couple SP started leaving me messages... and 'boom' - I'm a teamplayer!

I wake up in the morning and turn on my computer right away so I can get to the SP web-site to see how my SP friends are doing... I have a couple of 'favs' who have encouraged me and I can't wait to see what encouraging words they have for all of us... I check on the ones who celebrated a success, I check on the ones who had a bad night... and now more than ever I realize I am part of a team - we are here for each other...

My fellow SP are making me realize that success is so much easier when it's a team... b/c when one of us falls, there are multiple helping hand to help pick you up - whereas if you fall when you're on your own, you only have yourself to help you up... and then you have to nurse all your own bruises and heal your own wounds... that's a pretty lonely way to go!

...and when you're on your own and you realize a success...there is only the sound of one pair of hands clapping... but the sound of a team clapping equals that of a symphony! and what a joyous sound that is!

So, to all my SP friends... thank you for being the best team out there - you all are the symphony I didn't even know I needed :)

Have a great Sparky rest of the w/e!

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    Your blog says it perfectly! SP is making such a difference for me, too. Even though I'm kinda new -- I can already see how great it is to have a team who is there for me and ready to lend a hand, give me their thoughts or just hold me accountable! I read back through my first blogs, when I was struggling, and you know what? The advice was spot on! I'm so happy to have new friends who "get me." Have a nice Sunday!
    2907 days ago
  • LEXXA26
    I absolutely agree! I've had a horrible evening and was sat here thinking about heading for the chocolate, but you've made me remember that I don't need that. SP can pick me up a lot better than chocolate :)
    2908 days ago
  • DLG0505
    Great thoughts! I too love A-ha moments. And just had one when reading your article. I think I can do things alone but if I could actually do them alone I wouldn't be so overweight. When tackling a large task - no matter in what sense - it just helps having support. If we all had the support we can get here from SparkPeople then how much easier would every day life be?

    Thanks so much for your post!
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    2908 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/5/2010 4:27:59 PM
    Yes, that was the most surprising thing for me about finding Spark PEOPLE. I couldn't imagine what a difference it would make in reaching out to others and supporting others. It has been awesome!
    2908 days ago
    I agree wholeheartedly -- the journey is a lot more fun and motivating with supportive traveling companions!
    2908 days ago
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