Monday, April 25, 2011

Motivational Monday Is Back!

First, thanks guys for motivating me to get back on blogger!!  This blog is sooo rewarding...and with the first show on May14, 2011 in Bradley, Illinois, this just validates that we all need support to accomplish our goals.  More on the show later...

Here's this week's Motivational Monday quote:

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” Dale Carnegie

oh...let's make it a two-for-one Monday....

“Start by doing what’s necessary, then what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” Francis of Assisi

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Motivational Monday: Good Enough Can Be the Enemy

Just got back from vacation. Had great time, sat by the pool and read Dave' Ramsey's The Total money Makeover. Ironic sense I spent WAY more money than I expected...but anyway...he had good info and now that I'm back home I'm ready to apply it.

And just to be clear, no one is paying me to endourse the book.

Anyway, in Chapter 11 Pay Off the Home Mortgage "Be Ultrafit" he had a great story about what happens when running a marathon. I've never run a marathon but apparantly around the 18-mile mark, runners begin to lock up. The body starts to talking to you about stopping.

I thought, the same thing happens when we start to really progress with our training...lose a few pounds and look "pretty good" or-- and if you are over 40 may have heard that we look "good for our age." Don't we all love that "compliment"?'s the point:

If you aren't careful, "The Good Enough" can become the enemy of the "The Best." "Bad" is seldom the enemy of "The Best", but mediocrity with a dose of doubt can keep you from excellence. Finishing well can be more important than starting well.
--Dave Ramsey