Change begins with a single small step, the decision to move rather than stay still, to try something rather than merely fantasize about it. Go ahead, take that step. Feel the energy change around you, within you. You are moving in the right direction.” Anonymous
Two weeks of the new year are nearly gone. How are you coming on those changes you promised yourself? Remember you don’t have to do things perfectly. If you fall it’s no time to quit, it’s time to pick yourself up and begin again!
When you think it’s too hard tell yourself, “I’m learning more everyday.” When it is overwhelming take one step at a time. Post a sign in your office that states, “No matter how long it takes or how bad it gets, I’m going to do it!”
Your self-talk has a monumnetal impact on your results. What are you telling yourself today? Just for today, do not worry. Worry doesn’t solve your problems it steals your happiness and joy. When you are anxious or worried remember to smile, breathe and go slowly.
When you believe things are falling apart focus on what is going right. If you could reach out to someone for support who would it be? If you need help ask for it.
Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them.” -Orison Swett Marden
Make a list of all obstacles you beieve are in your way. Then make a plan for overcoming each obstacle. Keep your focus on solutions.
“What saved us over and over was our willingness to recognize what wasn’t working and quickly identify a new way of looking at it. Be remaining flexible and open to creative solutions, the results have been miraculous.” -Anita Roddick, The Body Shop
I have been in training for a 1/2 marathon for the past several months. The race is this Sunday but I decided to wait because my husband will be gone on a business trip. I didn’t want to do it without my biggest fan.
I found another race scheduled for mid February. Then last Thursday my hip began hurting. Today I made an appointment with my physician to get it checked out. I’m hoping now to be ready in March for an ING half marathon in Atlanta where my duaghter lives.
I’m frustrated and disappointed however I don’t plan on giving up anytime soon. This is just a minor inconvenience, a bump in the road.
Lillie Doss, 83 years old, is from Austin, TX . She won her age group in the Masters 10-K National Championships in April and the 5-K &10K at the World Senior games in October. “I can’t isn’t in her vocabulary!”