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Healthy Inspiration from SparkPeople

Motivational Quote - The best inspiration is not to outdo others, but to outdo ourselves.

SparkPeople's Comments

Winning feels good. It’s satisfying to look over at a vanquished foe knowing that, when tested, you came out on top. Winning is a rush. But, like most rushes, the high of winning can fade with time and memory. The victories that stick, the ones that build lasting confidence, are the ones where you impress yourself instead of others. It’s easy to win. It’s tougher to win when it requires you to be at the top of your game and constantly improving. But it’s so much more meaningful. In the same way, lasting motivation comes from the bars we set high for ourselves. Humans have a way of working hard to live up to our own standards. For the best measuring stick, look to your past and to your potential. More often than not, when you commit to being your best, the victories will come anyway.

Member Comments

SHIVELY6 1/5/2015 10:51:46 PM
I agree completely! I am not a competition driven person at all.
MAYBER 3/17/2014 9:48:08 AM
hardly ever compare myself to someone else
do the best for self one day at a time
love prayers peace
KMRJPR 3/17/2014 5:56:59 AM
A little friendly competition with ones self is a good thing!
BIGMOMMAROSE1 3/23/2012 7:37:24 PM
This is so true. It makes me believe in myself that I can do this.
CHRISTENSENS 3/5/2012 2:07:25 PM
Love it
CHRISTENSENS 3/5/2012 2:06:57 PM
Love it! Love it! Love it! The focus should be on yourself not on how you compare to others!!
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