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#460: Remaking Ourselves One Step at a Time

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Today, I ran across these two quotes:

"Greatness lies not in remaking the world but in remaking ourselves." - Mahatma Gandhi

“Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” - Dr. Martin Luther King.

Together, these thoughts easily point us in the direction we need to travel to have a successful weight loss journey. They also provide a framework for viewing our efforts to become the person we each aspire to become.

Take the first quote, for example. "Greatness lies not in remaking the world but in remaking ourselves." Now, it would be a significant achievement if we were able to remake the world, but common sense tells us the chance of our having an effect on the entire world is negligible.

But we CAN remake ourselves, can't we? One positive day and one pound at a time?

How do we do that? By following Dr. King's advice to “Take the first step in faith" and understand that we "don't have to see the whole staircase" in order to "just take the first step.”

Sounds pretty simple. Take the first step, even though we do not know how many steps we will ultimately take and where they will lead us. But if our goal is to remake ourselves, we can be pretty certain our steps will take us to a glory land of weight loss success we never would have dreamed of if we had not taken that first hesitant step.

Will you take the challenge that is implied in the statements of these two wise people?

Will you make a sincere, focused and determined effort to remake yourself into a happier, thinner, healthier person?

All you need to do is take that first step in faith and always believe in yourself this is something you CAN and WILL succeed in achieving.

That's it -- take one step, then another and believe in ourselves. Something we all can do, isn't it?
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