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Results from Week 12 & Fighting to Stay Positive

Monday, October 01, 2012

This week the scale wasn't so kind -- I regained the 2.5 lbs lost last week emoticon

The battle in my mind rages on. Just so many things to get done before my business trip next week! It makes it hard to be focused.

But, I need to stay positive and to remember "I can do everything through him who gives me strength" (Philippians 4:13).

A large part of success in most anything you do is related to attitude, and this is no different. If I choose to let the setbacks pull me down, they are just going to grab tighter and it will be even harder to loosen their grip on me. So I grabbed an old Sunday advertiser for Menard's* -- I just love the pearls of wisdom they put at the bottom of each page!

Here's what I found:

-Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.
-Success often comes to those who have the aptitude to see way down the road.
-Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.
-The mind is everything. What you think, you become.
-The key to happiness is having dreams. The key to success is making your dreams comes true.
-Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude toward us.
-If you're doing your best, you won't have any time to worry about failure.
-Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.
-What happens isn't as important as how you react to what happens.
-Vitality shows not only in the ability to persist, but in the ability to start over.
-Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortunes, but great minds rise above them.

These quotes gave me much food for thought and are helping me to get appropriately refocused with my efforts.

How do you keep a positive outlook when you hit a bump in the road?

*Menard's is a DIY store found in the midwestern states. It's like The Home Depot.
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    Ohhh I love those quotes. I have been in a slump for a few weeks. I am trying to get my mojo back. I had a gain this week, too. We can do this girl. We just have to keep getting back up and trucking on. HUGS!!!!!
    2056 days ago
    Congrats on maintaining a positive attitude! What gets me through most days is this: I cannot be perfect, no one is perfect. All I can do is the best I can do! emoticon
    2059 days ago
    Attitude is SO important. We are all going to have setbacks. Many of them. The question is how we respond. Just keep getting back up and dusting yourself off. Every day the sun rises is a new opportunity, try and make the most of it. Hang in there!
    2059 days ago
    emoticon We can do this, no matter what setbacks we face, we keep on trying.
    2059 days ago
    How do you keep a positive outlook when you hit a bump in the road?

    Shake it off and get right back to it.
    There will be many bumps in the road. Main thing is that you just keep going no matter what.

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    2059 days ago
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