OK, guys, a bit late with the weekend quote but I HAD to post one. Admittedly, as I prepare for my audition tomorrow, this may be more for me then you, but I hope you find it inspirational all the same.
This weekend’s quote inspires me on a few different levels. I think that’s why it works so well, you can apply it to your specific goals, no matter what they are, weight loss or otherwise. Being someone who tried repeatedly to get control of my diet and now someone who is attempting find her way in a new career I simply find it encouraging…
In order to succeed you must fail, so that you know what not to do the next time. ~Anthony J. D’Angelo, The College Blue Book
It’s another, "let’s try to change our mindsets about failure", type of quotes. This is why I get so worked up when people use one "screw up" as an excuse to go off plan and quite all together. We have to stop that mentality and look at it as a learning experience. Why did you pig out? Why didn’t you stop at 1, 2 or even 5 cookies? Why did you order the fried crazy appetizer, a complete meal and continue to eat until stuffed? Why’d ya grab the bag of chips instead of measuring out a serving? (again, all things I did/do) When we do those types things, and let’s lay this out on the table right now, we WILL do those types of things, it’s inevitable. Don’t use it as an excuse to give up on the day, week or even month. LEARN from it so you are more prepared next time. Don’t think of it as a failure, think of it as a learning experience, as one of the 10,000 things that didn’t work. :)
Now, and as usual I’m trying to kill too many birds with my one little stone. The toddler asked me to read one specific book tonight. Which made me remember that I have tons of footage from my Roni’s Day in the Life video series still to edit. This will all make sense in a minute, I promise. This specific book is my absolute favorite Dr. Seuss story of all time. Like the quote above, you can really apply it’s message to anything you want, dieting, career goals, whatever, as it’s just about life.
So here’s a preview of the footage from my N96 Trial, A Day in the Life video series (coming soon-hopefully this week). I’m skipping to this later in the day video considering it’s pretty relevant as I get ready for tomorrows audition.
I’m NOT lying when I say favorite time of day AND favorite book. Seriously. I read it to him again tonight, just like this and tonight, it was his choice, which made me smile. :)
Ok…I’ll be twittering from New York tomorrow, can’t wait!! Now… Off to get the train schedule!
P.S.Contest winners will be announced tomorrow night along with a surprise!