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Motivational Quote - When you're tough on yourself, life will be infinitely easier on you.

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When you have high expectations for your healthy lifestyle, everything else will naturally be more effortless for you. Everyday activities become easier, your doctors' bills decrease and your mood improves. The next time you think about making an unhealthy choice, remember that the healthier choice may be harder to make right now, but will make things easier for you down the road.

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STEELER71

9/22/2014 5:23:12 AM

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This quote hits it right on the mark.

STEELER71

8/8/2014 4:33:36 AM

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Love this quote.

TANRAZZ

7/11/2014 10:52:34 AM

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I can get what Ziglar meant to say, but it's not worded well for everyone. When I personally think of being tough on myself, I think of all the years I've spent looking in the mirror, calling myself ugly and fat and lazy. When I'm tough on myself, nothing I do will ever be good enough. Not starving myself or working myself into heat exhaustion. When I think of being supportive of myself and aiming for my full potential, I think of knocking out a few more lunges or squats, another quarter mile on my run, looping through until I've reached my limit, or just a taste of a cookie instead of a handful of them, a glass of wine on Friday night--allowances under moderation instead of telling myself I don't deserve it.

MSACUSINE

7/11/2014 8:59:16 AM

I totally disagree: only when you're as compassionate and caring towards yourself as you are to other is life worth living. It's great to have high standards, but you have to realize your human. Self-care and self-compassion are at least as important as high standards. When you're nice to yourself, as well as other, good things happen!

SUNDANCER51

7/11/2014 8:45:21 AM

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I am living this quote right now and it is paying off. The word tough means to be able to withstand great strain without tearing or breaking; strong and resilient. My Dr. advised me to stop drinking coffee and wine while working toward my weight loss goal. They are (were) two of my most favorite things in my day. But because I am tough on myself, I have found healthier choices to replace them and it is paying off big time.

STEELER71

7/6/2014 4:56:35 AM

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This quote is so meaningful. Love it.

STEELER71

5/30/2014 4:48:49 AM

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You have to be tough on yourself to accomplish your goals.

NACHTSKAI

10/30/2013 6:24:24 AM

Love it

POPS4939

11/9/2012 3:15:12 PM

Take care of yourself, then you will be more able to take care of the other things. OH YES

MAYBER

11/9/2012 2:25:08 PM

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Be good to yourself CARE about your choices
One day at a time

THIN125WIN

11/9/2012 11:49:44 AM

Great quote, an inspiration to always strive to be better!

KCHRISTY6

11/9/2012 9:12:22 AM

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I don't really care for this one so much... I agree that you should hold yourself accountable for your actions and that you should push yourself to the best of your capabilities, but I don't believe that being "tough on yourself" will net you great results. Maybe I'm just reading it wrong, but to me being "tough on yourself" implies that you beat yourself up over every "whoopsie", don't cut yourself much slack, and focus more on the negatives than the positives. I want to be proud of my victories, not distressed by slip-ups.

MEMEQ2

11/9/2012 9:03:58 AM

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I love it and it applies to everything. This is a great quote to share.

2BDYNAMIC

7/30/2012 4:39:43 PM

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I LOVE it and have proven it to be true! .............. Be militant if need be but most of all BE CONSISTENT! ...............

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