Saturday, August 9, 2014

The Best Feeling is Finishing Something You Almost Quit


The worst feeling is quitting.

The best feeling is finishing something you almost quit.

Don't quit.

I wrestled with that thought 15 minutes into my workout today, when I just wasn't feeling it. I had low energy, it was hot out and I had a lot of other things to do, so as I went through the moves I tried to talk myself into quitting. Suddenly I thought “You feel terrible right now exercising, but you'll feel worse five minutes from now if you stop. If you keep going and make it to the end you'll feel awesome”.

The worst feeling is quitting.

The best feeling is finishing something you almost quit.

Don't quit.

There are so many times when you're working toward a goal, whether it's a fitness or health goal, or some other personal or professional challenge that you will want to quit. It might be because you're tired or feeling badly, or you're discouraged by not seeing the results you want, or it might be that voice of negativity that we all have at one time or another, telling us we're not good enough to do it, or not worth it. If you can feel what you're feeling and then move past it and keep on, you will succeed. So today I kept going, gave myself permission to ease up a little on the intensity and finished. I did feel awesome, not so much because I made my body a bit stronger, but because I made my spirit stronger.


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