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Stay The Course

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

How's your week going? It's half way through and I hope you've found time in it to do what you need or want to do for YOU! If not, what do you need to change to make it happen? Do you have a support person? Someone who's there for you, who will encourage you, who will help make it happen for you or with you? Or do you have people in your life who don't see your big picture? Who don't understand.

The following quote really spoke to me today:

“Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

I have a great inner circle of support with my immediate family. But I do have someone in my outer circle, also a family member, who just doesn't get it. Who just doesn't understand that I have to do these things for me. I have to workout. I have to eat smart. And I struggle with that sometimes.

Stay the course. It's your course, not theirs. If you are dealing with negativity, whether it's coming from someone around you or within yourself, throw it to the side. Brush it off. Stay the course.

Have a great rest of your week!

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    Hey lady!
    I read this a week ago but then got caught up at work so I didn't get to comment:)
    I deal with this a lot too-and over time I've learned to be comfortable with who I am and not let others deter me. Sadly the healthy people are a minority in our country right now..but we are working to change that!
    3879 days ago
    I really needed to read this world is crumbling around me and I relied on chicken wings to dull the anguish over the weekend, but I am dusting myself off and getting back on my course! Thanks!
    3888 days ago
  • SPMOM2
    That's really nice, more of us need to reminded of that everyday. thanks for sharing.
    3891 days ago
  • BEFIT021
    This was great! The only one who 'gets it' in my family & my husband's is my husband and my dad. Everyone else is like 'oh, c'mon--live a little!' Thanks for this reminder!
    3891 days ago
    Nice blog! This is easier said than done when that negativity is coming from someone within your inner circle or even YOURSELF! I love that quote! I'm going to be sharing it on my twitter page. :-) Thanks so much for sharing!
    3891 days ago
    Thanks so much for this. It's so true. Luckily we have people like you that stay in our inner circle. emoticon
    3892 days ago
    Thanks for the blog Laurie. There will always be people who will not get what you are trying to achieve. They will criticize your effort. Don't let them get inside your head. Staying the course is very sound advice.
    3892 days ago
  • _MAOMAO_
    Thanks for the reminder! I'm living like this for me. Sacrificing my own goals won't help me and it won't help anyone else! Goals are not instant. Instant gratification doesn't last and it won't get me healthy.

    3892 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5483846
    thank you for sharing this. :)
    3892 days ago
    I love this! It was actually your words that touched me more than the quote. When you said, "it's your course, not theirs". While most around me are supportive of what I'm trying to do, I do have some who would like to tell me how they think I should go about it. And I know what works for me. What works for one person is not the right thing for another. I need to remember that and not second guess what I know is right.

    3892 days ago
    Thanks Laurie, This was needed tonight.
    3892 days ago
    There are days when I feel like there's a saboteur out for me. I know that ultimately I'm in control, but it's still difficult to actually take control.

    Thanks for the reminder!
    3892 days ago
  • RUTHE_51
    Thanks, Laurie. That was the encouragement I needed tonight. I really appreciate you!
    3892 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4423976
    Great post. Love the quote. Thank you for sharing with me.
    3892 days ago
    Great blog...thanks for sharing this. I've had the negative support in my past and it was no fun. You need to do what's good for you.
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    3892 days ago
    So true, so true. There will always be haters. Consider their negativity a sign that you are POSITIVELY moving in the right direction. Thanks Laurie.
    3892 days ago
  • LILLY4272
    fantastic message--here's to staying the course~!
    3892 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5651955
    I LOVE this one. Thankfully, ALL my family members support me, at least the ones that matter do. Thanks for sharing!
    3892 days ago
    Thank you!!!! You are Great!!!!!
    3892 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5645667
    Hi Laurie . Thanks for the great blog! Great to here you are well and still Sparking.. All is well with me and mine thank you ..
    . Take care Cheers Susie emoticon
    3892 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5197542
    So very true, Laurie. I sometimes find it hard to stay the course, need to work on it harder. Good post.
    3892 days ago
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