Persistence, Determination, Commitment!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

emoticon "Desire is the key to motivation,
but it's determination and commitment
to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal
-- a commitment to excellence --
that will enable you to attain the success you seek."
-- Mario Andretti


Motivational speakers share how PERSISTENCE is often their key to success. But what do you do when you've been striving for so long that it seems like you will never reach your goal?

How do you deal with the fear that you're about to fail? Again.

I lost -60 lbs... then got off of SparkPeople and relaxed my choices and gained every single ounce back in just a few years! I originally joined SparkPeople in Sept. 2008... and here it is Sept. 2013 and I still struggle with obesity!

I keep telling myself that this thing that we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down-- it’s the staying down!!! I am DETERMINED to unlock the healthy, slender "Camille" inside and experience her freedom!

I CAN DO THIS! I am giving it just one more shot... and if I slide again...
I'm going to give it one more.

I think about all the sweat and time I've committed already. I've come this far, I'd be feckless of me to quit without a fight.

Even though the odds are way out of my reach, I'm reaching out to take one last swing. I don't know what will happen this time. But I do know that Big, meaningful achievements don't just happen when everything goes my way. How many times have you seen athletes make miraculous winning moves while lunging for a ball that seemed impossible to reach? I am determined to find victory in the effort.

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Since my recommitment January 2013 I've lost 31.6 lbs. & 22 inches
and at this moment, I've slid a little off program, but awoke to a NEW DETERMINATION to reach my goal weight... but at 258.4 lbs (down from 289.8), I definitely have a long way to go and must remain PERSISTENT!

Hugs & blessing, Camille

emoticon “Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”
― Calvin Coolidge

emoticon Decide what you want.
Decide what you are willing to exchange for it.
Establish your priorities...
and get to work!

emoticon There's a difference between interest and commitment.
When you're interested in doing something,
you do it only when it's convenient.
When you're COMMITTED to something, you accept NO EXCUSES;

emoticon The difference between try and triumph is just a little umph!

emoticon For your weight loss goals to succeed,
your main motivation should grip your attention like a new love.
Your main motivation is the best reason you can think of for getting up,
getting active and getting healthy.
Do you know what yours is?
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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Great quotes! Your persistence is going to get you through. Your sparkfriends all stand behind you and your efforts. You CAN do this!
    2845 days ago
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    Good for you to being persistent! It's often difficult to keep that attitude and "keep pushing play" as some may say. Congrats on your weight loss so far!
    2851 days ago
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