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Thursday, May 17, 2012

OK Spark friends, you have spoken.

I need to clarify something here....I DO NOT think that I am a failure by any stretch. I have made great feats and accept them as such!

However....when I give myself a challenge....I either meet the goal, or I don't.

It is that simple...black....and white...no shades of gray here. This is an actual tangible measurable 'did' or 'did not' kind of situation. It's a SMART Challenge. I can't measure completion of the tasks set before me with 'I almost Did It!'

I have plenty of other blogs and vlogs that pat me on the back for my other victories.

The reason I gave myself these challenges was to keep me thinking of what I wanted while on my way to my goal weight. If I don't do them then I failed at the goal of the challenge - NOT my overall progress, if that makes any sense?

The reason the FAILED pic was so large... I couldn't find a teeny weeny one...otherwise I would have...REALLY.

Thanks for your caring and supporting...I really appreciate it though...but it's ok...I am not being a negative Nelly on my progress...REALLY...I do recognize my positives and it's all good!

Close only counts in horse shoes and hand grenades people!!! emoticon

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  • no profile photo CD12068091
    3082 days ago
    You are still a positive people, and that's what counts the most. I don't think you failed, but who am I to say so. emoticon
    3082 days ago
  • no profile photo CURVYELVIESAYS
    You are still emoticon
    3082 days ago
    I understand how you feel. I always feel like I have to hesitate before I say that I have failed to reach a goal (but sometimes it is true). Failing to reach a goal is not being a failure at all (as you stated) especially when you take the opportunity to figure out how to do it better next time). Here's to meeting our goals -big and small :)
    3083 days ago
  • 46SHADOW
    Like it!
    3084 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6097965
    You rock bigtime.
    3085 days ago
    PS - when you post a reply on your own blog others won't see your notes (you have to post it on their page)

    And I didn't think you thought you were a failure either - never in a million years! But it really does affect the sub-concious mind the words we speak and see so it's best to select softer ones.

    PS - I wanted to ask you what you used to do that awesome vlog that had a slide show of tons of your SP friends and stuff. I'm hoping to compile one for my 6 year SP Anniversary (end of July).
    3085 days ago
  • ALIKATZ1963
    Just wait till next time!!!

    You will ROCK
    3085 days ago
    Great explanation, Liz. I'm sure all your friends will be glad to see you really aren't beating yourself up over it. I do like the So Close picture, though. emoticon
    3085 days ago
    No need for apologies...it's all good...I just wanted everyone here to know I didn't feel like a big failure...just a little one...KIDDING!!! emoticon
    3085 days ago

    I do understand that - and didn't realize my light-hearted poke at how big that FAILED stamp image was compared to the little GOAL MET emoticon would come across more serious.

    I've failed to meet more than a few goals of my own. I know well that doing so does not make me a "failure". Rather, it means I need to evaluate things such as whether I could have met the goal (was it actually realistic) and what kept me from doing so. Some goals I've reworked, some I've tossed, and some I've amped up my push to do the next time.

    3085 days ago
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