Secrets of Success

Staying Positive Secrets

How do you achieve and maintain a positive outlook?

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On Being Positive

It has been a long day and I am having to use my I-pad for this post so staying positive is somewhat of a challenge. I will try to tough my way through it. Actually, I think I will just type a bunch of gibberish because using this tablet is a super downer.

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What Am I Afraid of?

What am I afraid of?
Today I reread an article by Melissa Rudy on the things about losing weight that we are afraid of.

Afraid of leaving my hubby behind? No. Since he eats what I cook, and is constantly working on a project or six, I usually struggle to keep up with him.<...

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Cycles Are Key

We as humans are prone to regressing to personal cycles, whether negative or positive. These cycles are repetitions of behavior that we do over and over again.

Part of what hinders me, I've noticed, is the negative cycles I choose to remain in. They're hard to break, but part of moving forwa...

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Make changes daily

Everyone falls into habits. Its a part of human nature. Some are good and some are bad habits. Having good habits are great but even those should be changed according to how you are making changes. According to science it takes twenty one days to change a habit. And this is where my secret lies. I a...

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You Can Do It!


"People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success."
~ Norman Vincent Peale
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Never, ever give up on yourself!!!

Admittedly, I have been on Spark more than once in the past. I have been in eating disorder treatment for years. But, my new key to success is do it for yourself, your life, your wellness, your joy!!! I am done with impressing people! Take care of yourself. Focus on motivation and being a team membe...

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Each Day a New Beginning

I have come to see life as a continuum... a line that extends in both directions; What I've learned is that it matters not so much exactly where I am on the line, but rather, which direction I am facing. This direction is determined by a hundred little choices, made every day, the sum of which ulti...

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Change your vocabulary

I finally took the word "cheat" out of my vocabulary, as in "cheat meal" or "cheat day." It helps me to not think of foods as "bad" or "good."

If I'm going to eat something that's not as nutritionally dense as I normally eat, I track it and make room for it in my calories for the day/week, a...

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Don't Worry, Be Happy!


"Our happiness depends on the habit of mind we cultivate. So practice happy thinking every day. Cultivate the merry heart, develop the happiness habit, and life will become a continual feast."
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Success within reach

A secret to success is to remain positive throughout everything!
Set your goal in your mind. Envision the you YOU want to be. Picture yourself in the future being that YOU.
Baby steps, each moment, hour, day. Don't get overwhelmed by the big picture.
A small accomplishment a day is all it t...

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