Archive for the ‘Persistence’ Category

Goal Realized

Saturday, January 26th, 2008

Heather Davis lost 110 pounds in 12 months.

She didn’t start an elaborate training program.  She didn’t get nuts about her diet.  She simply decided to change the way she approached food and exercise — a little bit at a time.

Heather didn’t get bogged down in the details.  She knew what made sense, and she worked in little steps.  The little steps really added up!

If weight loss is one of your goals, CNN is doing a series on eight people who were successful in losing weight — a lot of weight.  One guy lost 300 pounds!

Check it out here.  And take Heather’s advice: “don’t let anyone tell you ‘you can’t’…you can.”

We Interrupt Our Regularly Scheduled Program

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

Today we were going to continue yesterday’s discussion of doing what you love and motivation. We’ll do that tomorrow. (No, I’m not suffering a lack of motivation…)

Doing what you love doesn’t mean “easy”. It may not feel like work when you love it, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you’re getting off the hook either. There are going to be stumbles along the way. The key to success is persistence.

I was reminded of this today when I stumbled upon something I’ve read before. Whenever I read it, I laugh (out loud). This time I found it in Success Built to Last ( a great read, by the way). Check it out (I’ll paraphrase):

A guy is walking down a path and comes across a wise old monk. He asks the monk “Which way to success?” The monk says nothing, but gestures down the path.

The guy is ecstatic.

Moments later, you hear “splat!” It takes awhile, but the guy stumbles back up the path towards the monk thinking he made a wrong turn. “Which way?” he asks again. The monk points down the path. The guy sighs, nods, and sets out again this time determined to find success.


Here comes the guy…back up the path…battered, bruised, broken and angry. Screaming at the monk, he demands to know why the monk sent him off (twice!) in the direction of disaster. “No more pointing! Talk!”

The monk calmly replies “success that way. Just a little past splat.”

C’mon now. Admit it. You laughed.