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Oh, Yeats - Day 20

Thursday, March 10, 2011

"Happiness us neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing or that, but simply growth. We are happy when we are growing."

William Butler Yeats

My focus on lists and goals sometimes makes me feel like I must be a little crazy. How could somebody who has it all together possibly need this much direction and self-disicpline? How could somebody be healthy and unsatisfied at the same time?

I think I agree with Billy up there. It actually give me pleasure to hope, list, work, learn, and dream.

Don't get me wrong, meeting a goal is elating. But, that feeling passes pretty quickly as I adapt to whatever new thing is accomplished and begin to take it for granted again. Between you and I, frequently, that elation is eclipsed by debilitating panic. What if I can't keep it up? What then?

The feeling of making progress, however, is unbeatable. Maybe you notice subtle changes that make you decide to do even better things and suddenly your day has snowballed in the best possible way. Everyday has new boxes to tic, new ways to sweat, new things to tell, and great foods to eat. Why would I ever want to stop that?

I would much rather be trying than finished.
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    I am ready to see some progress. Today I am just glad to see some progress in getting over this frickin pneumonia!
    3598 days ago
    It's good to focus on the journey rather than the destination.
    3600 days ago
  • SHEILA1505
    Yes - progress is on-going - we are enjoying the journey to health and fitness and the measure of that is always going to change - so there's plenty of enjoyment ahead!
    3601 days ago
    Great attitude. Progress is stimulating and encouraging and the feeling is definitely unbeatable. Just tonight I fit into a size smaller jeans and sweat pants. Still too tight to wear but got in them and buckled the jeans. That's progress and the feeling is one of elation. I won't stop trying and I know you won't either. Hope you have a fantastic Friday and a fun weekend. -- Lou
    3601 days ago
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