"Don't be discouraged. It's often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock. "from jensgyrations.blogspot.com
I had an earlier post about Keys and this quote is quite relevant.
Discouragement is an emotion we all have experienced. It is becoming weary and tired of being unsuccessful and wanting to give up because we feel like the success we long for is hanging in that bunch of keys somewhere. We really don't need but a few keys. Too many times we have a set of keys that someone else used before us. And the kicker is we know why we haven't been successful. We lock ourselves into behavior patterns that work against us and then get discouraged because of the behavior patterns we keep repeating. For example, my sister and I were at the Amish store and she was considering some of the sweet items. We discussed that nobody at home had requested that something like that be brought home. We buy those things for ourselves without even realizing what we are doing at the time. We "think" we are buying it for the kids, or because hubby likes it, or whatever other reason we can come up with. If we could just see that we are the problem not people at home. Now is a great time to use the reasoning that groceries are so expensive and there just isn't room in the budget for junk food. Everything in the budget needs to go for healthy items.
Have you ever heard the saying that it is darkest before the dawn?
Do those who quit ever wonder how much longer it would have been before they had a breakthrough? They get discouraged and quit when it could have been the next day that things fell into place, the head was on straight, and they had a new enthusiasm to get their weight off. They would have found the right key had they just kept on and got it figured out. We usually have it figured out; we just don't want to buckle down and deny ourselves any of the foods we have ourselves convinced that we "love".
If you are struggling, don't quit. If we quit, it means we have to start over again. Haven't we done that enough? Take care.