I hope I'm still as awesome as this guy:
Click the link, read the story.... he ran a marathon at age 100.
Talk about inspiration!
This got me to thinking about sources of inspiration -- personally my favorites are success stories. I'm a sucker for Happy Endings! And one of the best places to see success stories is on The Biggest Loser - which I will definitely be watching tonight.
These people work so hard to lose weight with determination, exercise, and by eating healthy and inspire many Americans watching to do so as well. But where do the contestants find their inspiration?
Of course a lot of times it comes from family members and people near and dear to their hearts - but I also think it comes from the trainers who seem to delve in and pull the strength out of them.
I miss Jillian this season, so in memory of her I've grabbed a couple of inspiring Jillian quotes!
"Transformation is not five minutes from now; it's a present activity. In this moment you can make a different choice, and it's these small choices and successes that build up over time to help cultivate a healthy self-image and self esteem."
Small choices like choosing to go to Jason's Deli and have a *delicious* salad for lunch??
"Nobody is perfect, so get over the fear of being or doing everything perfectly. Besides, perfect is boring. Today, instead of picking yourself apart in the mirror or with friends over drinks, start seeing your "imperfections" as unique traits that give you character and dimension—because that's exactly what they are”
"Don't blame anyone or anything for your situation or problems. When you do that, you are saying that you are powerless over your own life—which is utter crap. An empowering step to reclaiming your life is taking responsibility."
"Unless you puke, faint, or die, keep going!"
"Visualize what you want out of life and think big. Don’t feel undeserving. We're all deserving of living our dreams—some of us realize it and some don't. You’re not doing anyone any favors by living small. Embrace these truths and step up. The world is waiting."
"Failure is all a matter of perspective. Think of all the people you admire. I guarantee you they all failed at one time or another. The key is to recognize setbacks for what they really are—entry points for learning, not validation that you aren’t good enough. After a disappointment analyze your actions, get feedback from friends, and take inventory of what you could do better next time. This type of self-reflection and improvement will ultimately make success inevitable."
Speaking of *success* I just got good news at work today!!
So thinks have been really super busy and hectic -- but at least I know my hard work is being appreciated! I got a promotion!
This was really exciting news so I'll definitely have a glass of champagne tonight while watching The Biggest Loser (and yes.. that's still how I plan on spending my night lol!)
Only thing is... with more power... comes more responsibility. Or something like that... pretty sure my To-Do list just got even longer!
Coffee shall be consumed tomorrow morning.
One more really awesome thing that happened at work... my friend Brenna made Monster Finger Cookies and told me since I was in meetings all day that if I left a napkin on my desk she'd drop some off for me...
Questions for the Day:
What's your favorite inspirational quote?
Do you also love success stories?