Monday Motivation 15 April 2013

April 15, 2013

Motivation

Weekly Motivation Messagediet wagon

How do you handle falling off the wagon? Do you beat yourself up and quit or do you jump back on and keep pushing yourself? If you have started a fitness program and miss a couple of days – just get back to the very next workout and keep going – challenge yourself to finish and challenge yourself to do more. You will reach your goals!

Here is a blog post on what causes diets to fail that you may find helpful: Falling Off the Wagon

All April long, we’ve dropped the price of INSANITY Challenge Packs to $180 (regularly $205). That’s over $90 of savings if you were to buy these programs and products separately.

Cheating Ouselves

I suppose this can be carried too far either way.

But many of us are cheating ourselves.

We do it in two primary ways: we don’t demand enough of ourselves, and we don’t forgive ourselves for the errors we might make. These two mistakes are wrapped up in each other. When we don’t forgive ourselves, we are more hesitant to try new things. Similarly, when we don’t demand enough of ourselves, we invariably know we are capable of giving more, if we’d just try a little bit harder.

Giving in to mediocrity, we dislike ourselves as a result. Settling for mediocrity, we cheat ourselves out of the great strides we might make if only we would push ourselves a bit farther.

We all have an innate view of what we’re capable of. We pretty much know what we can do, and as Earl Nightingale once noted, we are capable of doing whatever we undertake — because we wouldn’t start if if we didn’t think we would do it.

Most of us, then, are capable of much more than what we are currently delivering.

We are capable of being great.

When we choose a target that is beneath our abilities, we may have an easier time of hitting the target, but we never get better, never get stronger. We are like the person who chose to lift a 3 pound weight, we they were capable of lifting 50 pounds or more.

We are capable of being much more than we currently are. No matter how much we’ve accomplished, we can accomplish still more. No matter how much we have contributed, we can contribute more. We can become great.

Life is not a game to be played quietly. It’s a game to be played with vigor, with excitement, with commitment. Fortunately, the past doesn’t matter in this game. Whenever you decide to become engaged in life, it’s still possible for you to excel and become great.

We shouldn’t cheat ourselves. We shouldn’t ever settle for less than we are capable of contributing. We choose the life we live — we should choose to become great.

Copyright, 2012, by Daryl R. Gibson.

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