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Self Challenge W3 - learing from past mistakes

Friday, March 05, 2010

"Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you're going to do now and do it." – William C. Durant


This is a quote I recently came across. I think to fully "forget" we need to reflect, then move forward. I've spent a lot of time reflecting, which in and of itself is one of my failures. I struggle with living in the moment, and all those broad generalizations you always hear. I get caught up in all the details, and never seem to follow through. I've said this before, but I could coach anyone to their goal, I'd know how and what to tweak, I'd know how to encourage and motivate- and have even toyed with the idea of becoming a personal trainer. But Can't Seem To Do It For Myself.


But now I'm putting it all to rest. I'm living in the moment, I'm going to do my best to forget all the past mistakes, the past failures, the past wieght gain, the past stress, the past struggles and heart ache and move forward.


Realisticly, its not going to be that easy, but I will do what I can. Stop reflecting, stop planning and start doing. I guess the old Nike ad is the wisest words ever... "Just Do it" doesn't get any more simple and correct than that does it?


So I'm going to leave myself and you in the same way I started this blog. With a quote.


"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could..."

Ralph Waldo Emerson
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  • TWORINGCIRCUS
    Sometimes, the hardest thing is just getting started...especially when you have lots to juggle! Keep up the great attitude!
    4079 days ago
  • WALK2RUN
    Good for you! As the guy from P90X (Tony?) says "Do your best, forget the rest". I can relate with being good at giving others advice/encouragement but not doing it yourself. It's so hard.
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    4079 days ago
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