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Do the One Thing

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

I'm reading this book...and this one little phrase speaks to me so much. At first I'm like what the heck does that mean? Do what one thing? Well...do the one thing you want to do and get it done. Do it well. Succeed. Then move on and do another thing. I'm really great and doing a lot of small things. But one big thing, well thats a different story. My mind gives 100 miles an hour in all directions and there are SO many things I want to accomplish and get done. But following through...thats the difficult part.

With weight loss for instance, I'm succeeding sure. But I expect far too much out of myself. I expect perfection. I also create some crazy exercise rotation, and when I miss one day, I feel like I've failed. Why do we set ourselves up to fail? I know deep down there is no way that I can do this routine or have perfect eating every single day. So why do I take this time to make this plan that I know I won't be able to hold true to? Who knows....Insanity, if ya ask me.

So this starts a new chapter. I'm gonna do the one thing. I'm gonna do it a new way. I'm gonna focus on a week at a time instead of this huge long term plan of 12 weeks or something.

So my one thing = not setting myself up to fail.

By doing this....I'll meet my goals and be a happier person doing it.
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    Don't you ever beat up on yourelf like that. Do you think that the light bulb was created with one ingenious idea that did not fail? Absolutely not. I used to think that I was failing myself too, when I would not follow through. Now I look at it as that was one day. Tomorrow is always new! :)
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    I think you have done and decided something huge, Gina. Congrats on a new first step.
    4000 days ago
  • JCFLEM52
    Great blog..thanks for posting your thoughts! One day at a time leads to one week at a time leads to a 12 week goal....and so on. And cut yourself a break....if you find yourself telling yourself what a failure you are...ask yourself "Would I talk to my best friend that way??" Consider yourself at least as much as you would your best friend.

    4000 days ago
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