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Motivation is a decision, not a feeling!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Motivation is not a feeling, it's a decision. That is my insight for today. I have been struggling a bit to continue this journey with the enthusiasm with which I began it. I guess that means the honeymoon period is over. That's okay, because, as with most things that are worthwhile in life (sustaining a quality marriage, intentional parenting, thriving in one's career, etc.), success comes with the commitment and endurance it takes to stick with it even when it's hard. Even when it's not fun. Even when I am more aware of the struggles than the rewards. So I resolve to consciously remind myself of the rewards, both tangible and intangible, of this journey I am on, this path I have CHOSEN to take. Just as I know that every bit of energy and work I have put into the things which are most important to me has been worthwhile, I know that every bit of energy and work that I put into losing this weight will be worthwhile. I don't do it because "I feel like it", or because "it's fun", or because it's easy. I do it because I have made a decision. This is important to me.
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  • GETTINGTHINNER2
    Lin, this blog really impacted me...it is MY decision to get rid of these pounds and to be healthy! It's great to have so many friends to help us to keep sight of the journey!
    3236 days ago
  • MUMMADUKES
    I totally agree with you! Any your timing couldnt have been better for me. Starting R2C2D1 tommorrow and I struggled with R2C1 keeping my head right. I am going to use your strategy for the next 17 days as I am convinced it will help me!!!
    3245 days ago
  • SHRINKINGG1
    You are so right. It is a decision. I keep thinking of it as choices. Thanks for the blog and your insight!!! emoticon
    3245 days ago
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