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#217: Have You Resolved to Succeed?

Monday, February 01, 2010

"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing." Abraham Lincoln

How strong is YOUR resolution to succeed at weight loss and gaining a healthier lifestyle?

Are you fired up to attain your goals or do you fall on the wishy-washy side of things and hope that perhaps, somehow, you'll reach your goals like Lucky Eddie?

There was a comic strip of Hagar the Horrible, a teddy bear of a viking and his wimpy sidekick, Lucky Eddie. They were at a bar when Hagar asked Eddie if he wanted another drink. Eddie, in his fashion, replied weakly, "Maybe."

Hagar slammed a hand on the bar and told Eddie, "Be definite! Do you want another drink?" To which Eddie slammed his own hand on the bar and declared in a strong voice, "Maybe!"

Funny, yes, but it does illustrate that we need to be committed to what we do.

"Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve." Benjamin Franklin

Sometimes, admittedly, exercising and making healthy eating choices seems a tough row to hoe. But, if we resolve to perform, don't we owe it to ourselves to follow-through on our self-promise?

Let's resolve today to do several things as we journey to fitness:

1. Let's resolve to try to become a healthier person.
2. Let's resolve to give our program our best effort.
3. Let's resolve that when our journey gets tough that we will persevere.
4. Let's resolve to enjoy the journey and the results the journey brings.
5. Let's resolve to keep a positive "will do/can do" attitude.
6. Let's resolve to do as Johann Wolfgang von Goethe suggests, "Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must."
7. Let's resolve to believe, truly believe, that we will be successful.
8. Let us resolve that when we succeed, we will help someone else to succeed.
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  • BUGSRME
    Wonderful...thank you for sharing this!!!!
    4045 days ago
  • SPARKLOVE
    emoticon This blog perked me up. I am emoticon I can do this! emoticon

    . I am resolved to become a healthier person.
    2. I am resolved to have a plan and work it!
    3. I am resolved to persevere .
    4. I am resolved to be happy now and enjoy the journey .
    5. I am resolved to keep a positive attitude.
    6. I am resolved to take the necessary actions to reach my goals.
    7. I am resolved to set my sight on higher ways.
    8. I am resolved to help someone else on my way. Give encouragement to others and set a good example
    9. I am resolved to eat mindfully
    10. I am resolved to be spiritual minded and exercise the fruits of the spirit as well as exercise my body.

    You got me all pumped up Lou! Now I am singing that Church Song " I am resolved no longer to linger, charmed by the worlds delights....."
    4045 days ago
  • BUSSMOM
    Inspiring blog....thanks!

    -Maribeth
    4045 days ago
  • WALNUT5612
    Awesome!!
    4045 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4114015
    emoticon and wonderful post. I DO renew my resolve! Thanks for being such an inspiration, Lou!
    Gaye
    4045 days ago
  • KOOOKIE1
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  • no profile photo CD5411411
    I WILL!! Thanks for the inspiration. I won't let anything stop me from achieving my goals! emoticon emoticon
    4045 days ago
  • TEDYBEAR2838
    We definitely need to resolve & perform!

    WE CAN DO THIS!

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    4045 days ago
  • NANA-JEAN
    Great blog!
    Keep on keeping on!
    jeanla
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    4045 days ago
  • PEPPERLEAH
    Positive attitude goes such a long way! Clear and concise planning are definitely needed to reach our goals! Great blog, Lou!
    4045 days ago
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