I love this quote that I came across this morning:
The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.
What it means to me....I don't look at it in such a way as "Ohhh...look at me!", but rather to remind myself that sometimes, the only person standing in my way is ME! I have historically had a tendency to sabotage my happiness with negative thinking, and just in the past year have I tried to change this!
I started 2010 with a list of goals, and I am confident that I'm doing everything I can to achieve those goals. Some of them aren't goals that are ....finite. I know I'm a work in progress! I can't be the BEST wife or the BEST figure competitor or the BEST student RIGHT THIS SECOND! (Which....if you're reading this, you know I lack patience, but will never lack perseverance, dedication, or loyalty!) I know that success at all of these will be determined over time. Wedding vows aren't taken just for the day. I can't finely tune my physique in one workout. And each class I take toward a degree in nutrition is going to be just that....ONE class. One hour at a time.
Instead of solely focusing on "The Long Run" (can't wait to see the ink, Dad!)...I'm going to figure out what it is that I can do, day by day, in order to achieve these goals that I set for myself in 2010...and for the rest of my life!
I'm confident that with the support of my family, friends, and God's guidance I'll be everything (and more) that I've set out to become.
Let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
Have a blessed day!