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Just do it- and more quotes

December 18, 2007

Hello and Happy Holidays!

A friend of mine and I were talking the other week about the concept of “just do it”. I had mentioned that I had given up caffeine, and not too long after I told him this, he said that he was also going to give up caffeine. A bit skeptical, a few days later, I asked him if he had any coffee. He replied “no, I told you I was giving it up, and to go back on one’s word is weak”.

Ah, there is much truth and insight to this statement! I try to adhere to my word as often as I can, but somtimes I fail. It requires a lot of practice and commitment, but I also believe that words are powerful, and every time you break a commitment to yourself or to someone else, you not only disappoint the other person, but you disappointment yourself, whether or not you want to believe it or admit it. Every single time you break a promise to yourself, you weaken your spirit.

Think about it-how many times have you made a promise to yourself, only to go back on this promise a few days later? How did that make you feel? Not so great, right? Well, that is the feeling I am referring to. You lose confidence in yourself, you lose integrity.

On the other hand, when you keep a promise to yourself, when you achieve your goals, how does that make you feel? Like you can conquer the world, right? And the momentum builds from there-you start accomplishing things you never dreamed you could.

It is pretty simple-once you make a commitment, once you set a goal for yourself, or once you speak powerful words to yourself and/or to the world, JUST DO IT!!! If you do not have the willpower to do it, then DO NOT SPEAK THE WORDS!

I have battled with this concept for a long time. I have broken many promises to myself and to others. But I am in the process of officially breaking this habit, because I know how deeply it affects myself and others. When I am true to my word, everything seems to fall into place.

I know a lot of you have goals you’d like to accomplish in 2008. Take some time over the holidays to think about why you want to achieve these goals, how much they mean to you, and what you are willing to sacrifice to get there. I would love to see each and every one of you realize your goal/s in 2008. It would be a great gift to see you all happy and healthy in the body that you were meant to have!

The holidays are here—don’t forget to enjoy yourself and be responsible! (and sensible…no more food lectures for now-you know what to do! πŸ™‚

Here are some more quotes and excerpts taken from various books and magazines that I have been flipping through:

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NO EXCUSES: “There’s always time for a run. If you don’t think so, just get up earlier. Stop feeling sorry for yourself, and just get out the door.” ~Eric Blake

“To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift” ~Steve Prefontaine

“Man is fully responsible for his nature and his choices” ~Jean Paul Sartre

“Habits can be wrong, good or bad, health or unhealthy, rewarding or unrewarding. The right or wrong habits, actions, words, deeds…are up to you! Wisely choose your habits, as they can make or break your life!” ~Patricia Bragg, health pioneer

The is no wealth greater than the health of the body. ~The Bible

“The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and the cause and prevention of disease.” ~Thomas Edison

“Nothing transforms a person faster than changing from a negative to a positive attitude.” ~Paul C. Bragg

“There is a great deal of truth in the saying that man becomes what he eats.” ~Gandhi

“The natural healing force within us is the greatest force in getting well.” ~Hippocrates, Father of Medicine

“Who is strong? He that can conquer his bad habits.” ~Ben Franklin

“Create the highest, grandest vision of your life, because you become what you believe.” ~Oprah Winfrey

Enjoy the holidays! See you in the New Year. πŸ™‚

~Jeannette

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