I am SOOOOOOOOO incredibly excited!! We are having a "Biggest Loser" challenge at my school to start the New Year off. What is super fantastic is that 49 people signed up for the challenge! Forty-nine staff!!! The group ranges from teachers, paraprofessionals, clerks, custodians, school nurses, athletic trainers and even our school administration is involved!
I want to share a story with you.
One lady needs to lose over 100 lbs. She told me, "Tracey, I lost 7 lbs."
My response: "Awesome! I'm so happy for you! That's fantastic! Keep up the good work!"
And she answered, "I just need to believe because nobody else does - my husband, kids or relatives don't really think that I will one day lose all the weight...I still have big hope."
The doubt and the judgement of others really plays a huge factor in our success or failure. BUT, we can choose whether we want to listen to them or not. We MUST develop our own mantra to keep us motivated, to keep us focused. Because the moment we listen to the naysayers, when we give into our own fear of failure, we will surely fail. To overcome this, we MUST maintain our focus on our goals. We MUST believe in ourselves. We MUST tell ourselves, "I can do this!"
This post is dedicated to my friend at work and to others like her, who have started the journey and need a whole lot of self-confidence and encouragement along the way.
You CAN do this!
|Make this your mantra!|
|Couldn't say it better myself.|
|I think I can...I think I can...I can! I know I can!|
(Answer in the comment section below.)
What do you tell yourself to keep yourself motivated?
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