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Mistakes equal Success

Monday, May 26, 2008

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. ~Elbert Hubbard, The Note Book, 1927

Many of the new members express fear of failure when making their first posts. They are afraid of disappointing family, friends and themselves; they are afraid of making mistakes, as we all are. I have found that since becoming a Sparker, I no longer make mistakes; I now make opportunities for growth and to learn.

If we spend too much time focusing on the downside of what could happen; we are obviously not focusing on the positive aspects of change. I have taken many steps back since starting my journey to health; I have never repeated the same step back twice. I have learned from each action I have taken and put a positive spin on the learning. I no longer berate myself or belabor the "if onlys". I look at the outcome and decide on the next best step. It is not always easy, but it is fruitful.

Tenacity is the keystone to success, that and the desire to succeed. By learning from our mistakes and just life in general, we enrich how we live and the fullness of our days. So, take each step back and look at it as the next block in the foundation to your success and view it as a success. The blocks are hard won and once in place will only spur you on your journey and to its successful conclusion as a healthy, fit and happy individual. Once you have reached your nirvana, that foundation will continue to aid you on your road of life.

Never say, "oops." Always say, "Ah, interesting." ~Author Unknown~

Have a Happy Journey, ~Elle~

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    One of Mom's favorite sayings is "the Lord doesn't give you any obstacles or adventures that are too much for you to handle" ... it's life's little challenges build character ... whether we learn from good choices or the mistakes we've made really doesn't matter ... it's the fact that we are learning that is important.

    I love to see new faces on our Team boards ... and get really excited when someone has a "1st Blog" but I agree that some seem to feel they are taking a test and worry that they may not pass.

    Your message is a good one for everyone ... I hope a lot of people hear it!


    Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can ... John Wooden
    4764 days ago
    Brilliant,as usual.You are such an amazing person. Trudy
    4766 days ago
    Wonderful blog, I LOVE that quote "Never say, "oops." Always say, "Ah, interesting." ~Author Unknown~
    4767 days ago
    I love this life and hate some of my decisions and have learned much from each one. There is one however I seem to go back and poke once in awhile! That one is becoming less often and less overwhelming. Therefore I salute you in that you do not allow reruns! Keep up the good work! I love your quotes and resolve...you are a winner. Jerri emoticon
    4768 days ago
    Hi Elle; This is a wonderful post! You are one smart cookie,my dear! I wish I had written this one.Ah,interesting! Keep up the good work;I enjoy reading your blogs very much!! emoticon Joani
    4769 days ago
    Positively brilliant!!!! It is a blessing to know you Elle!!!

    Hugs, Lori
    4769 days ago
    The greeks say OPA and it's not an indictment, it's a celebration. Like, YAY i dropped a plate! Yay... We should celebrate our errors. Yay! I'm learning YAY!
    4769 days ago
    You are absolutely right, Elle(As usual) hehehe What a fantabulous blog!! I sure hope a lot of people read this and take the advice you have given to heart!! I know I will!! No more oopses, just ah, interestings!!! Love it!

    Love you more, always emoed!
    4770 days ago
    I like the ah, interesting!!! Good blog Elle, you are gifted with teaching and motivating people to accept the best in themselves and to go on. What a friend you are to me and so many others here and in your own life. Thanks for being Elle....love you special lady

    4770 days ago
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