Secrets of Success

Staying Positive Secrets

How do you achieve and maintain a positive outlook?

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Resting

Sometimes I write things and people are questioning if they are success secrets and in my mind most are. A few haven't but it was something I had to post. Today is my health is getting me weak but I am fighting to keep going. I rested today to do things tomorrow. If I pace I succeed in doing things.

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what it is I want

I know that I am only new to sparkpeople, I have lost weight before, now I am 50lbs away from my goal. But I never forget the feeling that I get when I have reached a goal, simple as it may be. I give myself a pat in the back every morning and get a fresh breath of air. New day, new beginning.

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Yogi Tea

I drink Yogi tea every day. There are so many choices to suit mood, flavor, and purpose. The products are organic, and inspirational messages are on each tea bag tag. A real treat!

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It is about me!

All my life I have been "trying" to lose weight. I have never really had success with "dieting". I finally realized that this has to be for ME! It's not about anyone else, especially not about letting my father not have what he belittled me about for all of my growing up years.

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This is for you not anyone else

Don't listen to what other people think. This is for you and you alone. Everyone thinks they know what you are or aren't doing. Be polite but stay focused on your own goals not what others believe your goals should be.

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Keep your focus!

One of my mentors shared a great idea for keeping on track. Just remember W.I.N. What's Important Now. Whenever I am struggling, I remember WIN, pull back, regroup, and get going again!

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You can't fail

You can't fail at life unless you're dead. I found this on a good friend's blog, and HAD to share it. As long as you are still breathing, you can't have failed at life, or be a failure. You just gotta get back up, dust off and try again. Its all about making an inprovement on your life!

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I'm 45. I don't need a security blanket anymore!

I've come to a realization I've been hiding behind my weight. But I'm tired of having this security blanket on me and am ready to throw it away. Life is something worth experiencing and appreciating, and not hiding from. Daily I remind myself - it's time to throw away the security blanket.

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No guilt

Feeling guilty is our little way of either not doing something we should do or avoiding something we shouldn't do. Rather than spending time feeling badly about set-backs & poor choices, we should either do the right thing or stop doing the wrong thing. But no beating ourselves up!

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Facial Gymnastics

Feeling down? Go to the bathroom, brush your teeth and then look in the mirror while you practice a smile. Stick out your tongue, wiggle your eyebrows and pull funny faces until the smiley face replaces the frown. Practice your seductive look, your surprised look, etc. Your face will have had a work

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