Saturday, March 22, 2008

Anything is Possible!

I just love the feeling of knowing that if I set my mind to it - I can achieve anything! There really is no dream too big, no obstacle to large!! I reached another personal goal today and it felt great! The feeling that I really did live up to my potential today. I went past my comfort zone and reached - really reached and I made it!

I love the first line of this poem - if ever there was a time to dare - it is NOW!!! I have said this before but I believe it with everything in me - the time for change is NOW - today - this very moment decide what is your impossible dream and then do what it takes to reach it! Go out there and really LIVE today!!!

Anything is Possible
By Author Unknown

If there was ever a time to dare,
to make a difference,
to embark on something worth doing,
Not for any grand cause, necessarily...
but for something that tugs at your heart,
something that's your inspiration,
something that's your dream.
You owe it to yourself to make your days here count.

Know, though, that things worth doing seldom come easy.
There will be good days.
And there will be bad days.
There will be times when you want to turn around,
pack it up, and call it quits.
Those times tell you
that you are pushing yourself, that you are not afraid
to learn by trying.

Because with an idea,
determination, and the right tools,
you can do great things.
Let your instincts, your intellect,
and your heart, guide you.

Believe in the incredible power of the human mind.
Of doing something that makes a difference.
Of working hard.
Of laughing and hoping.
Of lazy afternoons.
Of lasting friends.
Of all the things that will cross your path this year.

The start of something new brings the hope of something great, ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE

Monday, March 17, 2008

Treasure in the challenge

The difficulty of the journey gives meaning and value to the destination. The more effort you put into achievement, the more that achievement is worth.
The problems and challenges are not there to stop you. Their purpose is to bring your commitment to the surface where it can come wholly and powerfully to life.

The tasks that are the most difficult are the ones that make the greatest positive difference. Situations with the most formidable problems are where you find the biggest opportunities.

See the problems for what they are. They provide a clear, compelling path to strength of purpose, creativity, effectiveness, commitment and achievement.

Working your way purposefully and persistently through the challenges will create great and lasting value in your world. With each difficulty you grow stronger and more capable.

See the opportunities that the challenges provide. And make their considerable, substantial value your own.

Ralph Marston

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Climb 'Til Your Dream Comes True

If you are fighting an uphill battle - then this is for you today! Just keep on climbing , don't look down and keep you eyes on the prize! I know that this really had an impact on me today as I am traveling on my own personal journey to a place that I only dreamed of. It is hard at times, in fact it sometimes feels impossible to reach, but I am going to keep on climbing! After all I am closer today to the top than I was yesterday!!

Often your tasks will be many,
And more than you think you can do.
Often the road will be rugged
And the hills insurmountable, too.
But always remember,
The hills ahead
Are never as steep as they seem,
And with Faith in your heart
Start upward
And climb 'til you reach your dream.
For nothing in life that is worthy
Is ever too hard to achieve
If you have the courage to try it,
And you have the faith to believe.
For faith is a force that is greater
Than knowledge or power or skill,
And many defeats turn to triumph
If you trust in God's wisdom and will.
For faith is a mover of mountains,
There's nothing that God cannot do,
So, start out today with faith in your heart,
And climb 'til your dream comes true!

Helen Steiner Rice

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Don't Quit!!!

My dear friend Nita posted this poem on a group that I am apart of on my weight loss site and I wanted to share it with all of you. Take the time to really read each line and let the magnitude of what it says soak in , then go out there and use it!! The meaning goes well beyond just facing an obstacle with your journey of weight loss. It is relevant for every aspect of our lives.

Push past any barrier that stands in your way of greatness today! A while back I posted a quote that is one of my all time favorites. I want to share it again with you as I think it goes well with the poem below.

"Nobody trips over mountains. It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain."

Don"t Quit -

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest, if you must, but don't you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns,
A every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about,
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don't give up though the pace seems slow--
You may succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than,
It seems to a faint and faltering man,
Often the struggler has given up,
When he might have captured the victor's cup,
And he learned too late when the night slipped down,
How close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out--
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far,
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit--
It's when things seem worst that you must not quit.

- Author unknown

Do not allow the small things in life to derail you from your journey. Stay focused, stay strong and above all, don't quit!!!!