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7/26/11 - A Realization..... Craving Success Rather than Expecting Failure

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

This morning I had a 5:45 am boot camp workout class and it was great. I felt challenged and had fun. After I got home I just had this feeling...I wanted to go for a run. It was such a nice day outside so I decided that I would do a mile maybe two just so I didn't waste such good weather, during my run I found myself wanted to do better, to do more than I planned. So I ran a 5k. Even after going through boot camp that morning I craved going for a run.

Did I just day that? I craved going for a run?

I didn't crave, a doughnut, ice cream, processed junk....etc..... I craved going for a RUN!

Then it hit me....I crave success. When I succeed at something an overwhelming emotion hits me, a combination of pride, happiness, excitement all at once.

It was this morning that I had a realization, I crave success rather than expecting failure. In the beginning of my journey I was constantly worried about when I was going to fail, I was worried about that one situation that would throw me off track and keep me there. Around 20 pounds down I was petrified of failing, I had gone so far, but to what? gain it back eventually....I didn't expect much from myself considering I had failed all other attempts to lose weight before. I didn't know back then what it feels like now to succeed.

Nowadays I have a totally different way of thinking. Instead of wondering when I am going to fail, I crave knowing the next time I will get the profound feeling of success. I push myself everyday to succeed at something different. Whether it be getting 8 glasses of water, having the recommended amount of servings of fruit and veggies, getting enough sleep, challenging myself at the gym....etc.

Today was a great day and I can't wait to succeed tomorrow! emoticon

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