“Stay with it and find a way to make it work.”

February 18, 2009 at 7:08 am 1 comment

I strongly believe in the power of positive thinking. I read a lot of affirming books and subscribe to blogs and newsletters that emphasize uplifting messages. One of my favorite e-mail newsletters is from Betty Mahalik of Dynamic Solutions Coaching & Training. Every Monday, a couple of inspirational paragraphs are delivered to my in-box, guaranteed to give me food for thought on how to improve my life and achieve my goals.

This Monday’s newsletter especially resonated with me. Betty shared a quote from one of her yoga instructors, who was advising Betty’s class to stay focused on the class and not get caught up in executing the poses. The instructor said, “Stay with it and find a way to make it work.”

So well said! That, in a nutshell, is what all we have to do to make any lifestyle change successful. We merely need to stay with it and find a way to make it work for us. That’s exactly what I’ve done in the last six and a half years, and it’s what I continue to do. I remind myself daily to keep at it, no matter how imperfectly, and to adjust my plan as necessary – finding a way to make it work according to my needs and life circumstances.

So simple… and yet so powerful.

Entry filed under: about me, coping strategies, tips & techniques, Weight Loss Philosophy.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Ken Nickless  |  February 19, 2009 at 6:31 am

    And with any exercise routine, especially when trying to lose some weight, don’t set impossible goals.Do stuff to start with that’s quite easily achievable and by completing these you will gain the self motivation to continue onwards and upwards.


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