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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Think Big

If you think you are beaten, you are.
If you think you dare not, you won’t.
If you like to win, but don’t think you can,
It’s almost a cinch that you won’t.

If you think you’ll lose, you’ve lost,
For out in the world you’ll find
Success begins with a person’s will;
It’s all in the state of mind.

For many a game is lost
Before even a step is run
And many a coward fails
Before his work is begun.

Think big and your deed will grow;
Think small and you will fall behind.
Think that you can and you will;
It’s all in the state of mind.

If you think that you are out-classed, you are;
You’ve got to think high to rise.
You’ve got to be sure of yourself
Before you can win the prize.

Life’s battles don't always go
To the strongest or fastest man
But sooner or later the person who wins
Is the person who thinks she can.

Walter D. Wintle

Past failures can do a job on our present efforts. We are sailing along just fine and then we do something that sets us back. Are we so used to failure that we go ahead and destroy our success so we can just get it over with? Have we limited ourselves to only so much success and happiness? Read "Your Miracle" in the March archives for some thoughts from Marianne Williamson's "A Course in Weight Loss".

The battlefield of the mind. Oh what a battlefield that is. It is full of land mines, IED's (improvised explosive devices), and varmints. Maneuvering through our battlefield is tricky. Only the strong survive. Only the ones who go through that battlefield will get to the victory that awaits on the other side. We may have some bumps and bruises but we want the victory badly enough to keep on even when a land mine slows us down a bit. Now that we are in it; it's too far to go back so we must go forward. We can't sit down and quit or the varmints will get us. There's nothing to do but gather our resources and use our minds to win the battle rather than let the enemy cause our minds to work against us. It's our mind; we'll put in there what we need to make each day a battle that will be won because we fought like a winner.

The last line should read "Is the person who KNOWS she can", not thinks she can, not hopes she can, who knows she can. If you didn't read Ayn Rand's quote in yesterday's post, please go back and do that now. Get on fire and run through that battlefield and don't look back. There was another quote I liked in the post before that that said this time next year you will wish you had started today. Do you know how they determine how many calories are in food? They burn it and measure the heat. You are setting the fat on your body on fire when you exercise. You will be setting it on fire when you eat less because your body will have to burn it for fuel. You will set it on fire when you build muscle and that muscle needs more calories to maintain itself than fat does. That's why we have to drink so much water - it's to put out the flames. (not really, I made that up). The water helps your kidneys flush out the "ash" that is left behind when fat is burned (that's true, I promise).

Have you ever seen a grease fire on the stove or when you grill out? That stuff is flammable. Burn baby burn.

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