Reflections on Chapter One of "The Spark"
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
I spent my lunch break at my desk reading the Introduction and Chapter One of "The Spark."
There were quite a few times when my eyes filled with tears. I'm grateful for Chris's honesty and bravery in following his dreams -- his actions have ultimately changed my life through SparkPeople.
* My Thoughts on Mistakes
In the past, I would feel defeated by my mistakes and give the defeated feelings power over me to thwart my efforts of reaching my goals. I have SLOWLY been making progress in this area -- I've noticed that I don't "beat myself up" about mistakes as much; that it has been easier for me to assess the situation, regroup and move forward; and that I've been much more positive in my "self-talk" (trying to give myself the same type of talk that I would give a friend that made a mistake).
* My Thoughts on Life Goals and a Vision
I must allow myself to take the time to think about my life goals. I will be giving this serious consideration over the next week.
* My Thoughts on Community
I believe 100% that community is extremely important. I'm thankful for my SparkFriends -- YOU are the people who make up my biggest support network. I have been sharing my goals and accomplishments with you during my journey, as well as my setbacks. You have provided support, encouragement, inspiration, advice, suggestions -- and have been helping me stay accountable. I hope that you find me doing the same for you. I believe that together we can achieve our goals and have fun along the way.
I'm hoping to inspire others through my actions. I'm aiming BIG! I don't plan to compartmentalize to just one area, I would like to inspire most people that I encounter: my family, friends, co-workers, acquaintances, people that I pass on the street... you never know how even the smallest action can have a huge impact on another.