Turn your shortcomings into accomplishments

I dream of painting, then I paint my dreams

Vicente Van Gogh

Vicente Van Gogh

So what’s a shortcoming you may have, and you’ve been dreaming about correcting, but yet to have any real success? If you are like many others I come in contact with, you have allowed your ambitions to sit on a back shelf…indefinitely. The hurdles you want to cross may seem to be unapproachable at times. I know life happens, like the time you could barely get anything accomplished because you had a sick kid home from school all week; and your spouse’s job was eliminated when the company was relocated. So how are you suppose to keep motivated when one problem after another hinders your chances for success?
Perhaps no one has the perfect answer, but my bet is that keeping one’s focus has a lot to do with it. Take a look at this video and be motivated once again.

You are never too old to see another goal or to dream another dream

C.S. Lewis

Set goals. Plan goals over a long term, but make multiple short term goals. For instance, a goal to lose 100 pounds (I know this sounds like a lot of weight but never-the-less it is a reality for a lot of people) should include a vision of what life will be like after the weight loss. However, don’t focus on the full amount of weight needed to be lost. Since many people think that such a large weight loss is almost impossible for them, a goal of 100 pounds weight loss could be discouraging. My plan would be to focus on simple small steps to achieve the long term result. “I will lose 10 pounds by the end of 30 days” is a goal that will be easier to achieve. Smaller steps will help to maintain focus and will reverse many shortcomings.

In closing, I want to share with you one verse of a poem I wrote a few years ago entitled:
Show Up‘.
I know you want good health and prosperity;
Or perhaps just to lose a little more weight.
But if you keep showing up with a positive attitude
Your quest for change will eventually be your new fate.

Healthy trails to you
Carolyn

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. souldipper
    Jul 15, 2012 @ 00:00:40

    And your poem came true, didn’t it, Carolyn?

    I love hearing about people accomplishing great things in spite of what they’ve been told. Their example leaves me little room for excuses!

    Let’s keep believing in ourselves and whatever we call our Inner Strength.

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  2. Tim
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 00:14:28

    Some notable failures before their success: George Washington, Abe Lincoln, Albert Einstein. As long as you keep trying you’re in great company.

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  3. thehealthywarrior
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 00:22:31

    Hi Amy. Thanks for dropping by. Yes, I thought those examples of people who overcame their shortcomings were all good ones. I believe all of us have the same potential to be great if we would work on our passion each and every day. You, being the great inspiration and motivator you are, simply need to keep on doing what you are now doing. šŸ™‚

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  4. thehealthywarrior
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 00:26:32

    Hi Tim. I appreciate your input. I suppose we should add Helen Keller to that list also. She made some awesome accomplishments, which affected a nation of people despite her disabilities.

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