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Weekend Quote: Happiness and Success

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Posting real quick before I travel for my friends Bridal Shower and Bachelorette party. I’m looking forward to a night out with a bunch girls even though I really don’t know anyone accept the bride. It’ll still be fun. We are going to Atlantic City, only my favorite weekend getaway ever!

Just thinking about it makes me happy :) which brings me to the Weekend’s Quote. I was surfing the web and I came across this little gem…

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
Albert Schweitzwer

I used to think that I’d be happy once I was "skinny" but in reality the two are unrelated. And if you really want to succeed at anything, weight loss included, you really have to fall in the love with the process and have a positive attitude.

I find that when I’m miserable and throwing myself a pity party, I never accomplish anything. Do you?



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Discussion

There are 17 comments so far.

    Priyanka

    April 9, 2010

    Recently somethings have made me realize that self pity is the worst form of road block one can create in between you and success. So thanks for this quote!!

    Enjoy the girls night out!!

    maria

    April 10, 2010

    100% completely and totally true. My weight loss success has always been so much better when I am enjoying the process, rather than slugging along.

    Diana

    April 10, 2010

    So true. :)

    Nia

    April 10, 2010

    I totally agree! Have fun with the girls!

    SO true, great post.

    goodreader

    April 10, 2010

    :) thanks for this post.

    liz

    April 10, 2010

    that is so true! i have been throwing myself at a pity party lately and have been unsuccessful. but the weather is gorgeous now and it’s the weekend; i’m ready to fall in love with the process again :)

    love2eatinpa

    April 10, 2010

    very true! so much is in the attitude!

    have a great weekend!

    Rob Dyess

    April 10, 2010

    No doubt. I try to tell my children all the time… the fun is building the lego castle…

    Very inspirational quote. This is all about the process. Not that it won’t be fun once I get there, but if I wait to be happy once I am there…. could be a long wait and I want to be happy NOW!

    Thanks a bunch!

    WeighDownSouth.com

    Kerry

    April 10, 2010

    As always, your posts get me thinking! I tend to be a perfectionist in some areas of my life which holds me back sometimes from being happy because all I can think about is how I can be better, and do more, etc. I am not enjoying the things I do accomplish, and need to change that.

    Tami@nutmegnotebook.com

    April 10, 2010

    An attitude of gratitude goes a long way!

    Twana

    April 12, 2010

    Roni, I completely agree with you. My mom’s husband once said to me, “Twana, you are so much happier and nicer when you are thinner.” My response to him was, “Have you ever thought maybe it was the other way around?” So profound.

    Also, have you seen the Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution?

    This is a great speech from Jamie when accepting his TED award. If you havent seen it you must check it out!

    http://www.jamieoliver.com/about/jamie-oliver-videos

    Love and Health,
    ~Twana

    roni

    April 12, 2010

    I saw that and loved it! Thanks for the reminder. I should post it here.

    Kelly Munsey

    April 12, 2010

    Roni! I love this post and the timing is perfect. Pity party over.

    Stephanie @ Momentum

    April 12, 2010

    I totally agree with this! I had to learn to be happy with all the little things in my life, all the fun along the way, not just obsessing about the end goal

    Shelly

    April 12, 2010

    I LOVE that quote. It’s great for any situation and very inspiring!

    LOVE THIS!!!! Why are you always in my head and say what I need to HEAR at the EXACT MOMENT????? How do you do that??!?!?