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Mid-week Motivation – 1/9/13

Did anyone else happen to catch this brilliant post by The Lean Green Bean on Monday??  It really spoke to me and where I’m at in my life right now.  She’s absolutely right.  Time is going to pass regardless of what you do.  So many times in my life I’ve looked back and thought “If I’d started X then, I’d be done now.”  And so many times the reason I never got started was because of how long it would take or how hard it would be.  But if it’s important to you, it will be worth it!!

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I love this quote.  Sometimes all it takes is baby steps.  A little every day to get where we need to be.  So where do you want to be tomorrow??  Are you doing something today to help get you there?? Pinned Image

Happy Hump Day everyone!!!  Now go out there and do something meaningful.


Question of the Day:  What will you do today that will get you closer to where you want to be tomorrow??

My Answer:  I’m going to go for a long run and I’m going to study tonight!!

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Mid-Week Motivation

I’m in need of a little motivation to get me through the rest of the week.  There’s so much on my To Do list that it’s a little overwhelming.  Sometimes this makes me more productive, and other times it simply paralyzes me, which is where I am right now.

I am stuck in a rut.  Maybe I just need a good workout.  Or maybe I just need a good sleep.  I don’t know exactly.  But I think it’s more than that.

I had a great talk with a friend yesterday about finding your passions in life.

I definitely know where my passions lie.  Now it’s just a matter of creating a plan to get where I want to be.


Life is too short not to do what you love.

Question of the day: are you chasing your passions or are you stuck in a rut? Are you doing what makes you happy? If no, why not??

What do you need to do to get where you want to be??

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Monday Motivation, Holiday edition

Even though today is a holiday (Labor Day in the US), I am still in need of a little motivation.  (You may have thought these Motivational Mondays were for the blog world.  Nope – they are more for me than they are you)!  I’ve enjoyed this 3-day weekend a little too much (pizza, beer, cupcakes – enough said).  Time for a kale shake an inspirational quote.

Every single day, I get a few emails from Runner’s World Magazine.  Yes, it’s annoying.  But I’ve never unsubscribed because one of these daily emails includes a Quote of the Day, the ‘Runner’s World Daily Kick in the Butt’.  Today’s quote is:

“The only disability in life is a bad attitude.”

RW has credited Oscar Pistorius with saying this, but as I did a little more research, it turns out that this is actually a quote by Scott Hamilton, an Olympic figure skater, who is a cancer survivor.  He founded the Scott Hamilton CARES Initiative to raise money for cancer research.

Certainly, Oscar could have said that.  His story is nothing short of amazing.  You can check out his official website HERE.  This is a quote that Oscar actually did say, “You are not disabled by the disabilities you have, you are able by the abilities you have.”

So do not focus on your negatives or what you (think you) can’t do.  Focus on the positives.  Be grateful for what you have in life.  Yes, there are always going to be others who have more.  There will always be someone who is better.  But you can still be the best YOU that you can be.

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Monday Motivation

Since I had such a busy weekend, I didn’t have time to workout the last three days.  Ugh.  I’m feeling it today.  But since it’s Monday, it’s time for another installment of Monday Motivation.

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I really like this quote.  I believe keeping a positive attitude is key, especially when you are under pressure.  Today marks the beginning of a new chapter for me.  It’s going to be tough juggling everything for the next 4-5 months, but I’m ready.  I believe something wonderful is about to happen!!

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