donderdag 19 mei 2011

1 Step Back, 2 Steps Forward

Don't Let a Setback Stop You from Pushing Ahead

 

"Fall seven times, get up eight." - Japanese Proverb
"Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish." - John Quincy Adams
"The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials." - Chinese Proverb
"Never give in. Never. Never. Never. Never." - Winston Churchill
"Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance." - Samuel Johnson

These quotes all say the same thing. No matter how many obstacles you run into, what matters is that you’re able to overcome each of them, one at a time.

"Two steps forward, one step back" is usually a negative term to describe someone who is having trouble making progress. But switched around, "1 Step Back, 2 Steps Forward" means that instead of grousing or feeling guilty about a misstep, you can still come out ahead if you put your head down and push forward.

Steps back can take many forms: a family vacation, breaks in your routine, personal tragedies, injuries, or that lost weekend in front of the tube. A big mistake people make when trying to get healthier is that when they fall off a bit or something happens, they think they "have to start over". Wrong! When missteps do happen, a better strategy is to simply take two steps forward. You’re still ahead of where you were before, far beyond the starting line.

27 opmerkingen:

  1. Always go forward with your head held high!

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  2. "Fall seven times, get up eight."
    Good quotes and nice blog!

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  3. really inspiring stuff. I might need to write this near my desk

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  4. I should write down some of them, thanks :)

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  5. Quotes always keep me going, i think of some before i go to the gym to motivate me to work hard

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  6. Really inspiring proverbs. Keep it up. It's still just sentences...but they can change things a lot.

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  7. Keep up the good work, really enjoying it

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  8. I hate mankind's tendency to let one slipup completely derail any plan & invalidate all hard work!

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  9. These are few quotes that I think when I work out. Great post!

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  10. Great post man. Keep your chin up.

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  11. sometimes you just need that time to step back

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  12. "Fall seven times, get up eight." - haha.

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  13. it's nice to have one of these in the back of your head in case a mate of yours really needs a piece of advice that is, short, sweet and to the point.

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  14. Two steps forward, two steps back.

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  15. that is all true and we know it more or less but the problem is that we don't stick to it!

    +followed

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  16. thanks for that man, i actually needed to hear it ^^

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  17. Very inspiring need to print some of these out and put them up somewhere I think.

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