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THE MYTH OF MOTIVATION (AND WHAT YOU NEED INSTEAD)

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  • Behl9Behl9 Member Posts: 95 Member Member Posts: 95 Member
    This is great!
  • Em_runs_awayEm_runs_away Member Posts: 194 Member Member Posts: 194 Member
    Decided, thanks.
  • ShreddedTweetShreddedTweet Member Posts: 1,339 Member Member Posts: 1,339 Member
  • BlackTimberBlackTimber Member Posts: 230 Member Member Posts: 230 Member
    Thanks for the post. Sorry about the Jets, NOT. Go Patriots!
  • KeithChanningKeithChanning Member Posts: 214 Member Member Posts: 214 Member
    Enduring chemotherapy is hard.

    Hitting a fast ball in the major leagues in hard.

    Negotiating nuclear disarmament from a hostile nation is hard.

    Saying goodbye to a loved one in the hospital or the veterinarian’s office for the last time is hard.

    But putting down the cookies and picking up the spinach?
    That’s only as hard as the story we tell ourselves.

    Abso flaming lutely!
  • Yolanda_85Yolanda_85 Member Posts: 143 Member Member Posts: 143 Member
    Thanks for posting this.
  • JessLLoserJessLLoser Member Posts: 266 Member Posts: 266
    This really movedme. I sometimes hate MFP for giving me an unhealthy eating pattern while managing to over exercise and under eat. I was already in the habit of eating well, just eating a little too much. Following every little thing made me feel very anal and damn hard to be around. It also wasted a lot of time.

    I am doing better recently. I hope that translate to weight loss one of these days. We will be on the lookout. This blog post is just what I needed for a kick in the pants and a reminder to keep it real and not over do it.
  • fatty_to_fittyfatty_to_fitty Member Posts: 545 Member Member Posts: 545 Member
    bump, want to read later
  • ldrosophilaldrosophila Member, Premium Posts: 7,534 Member Member, Premium Posts: 7,534 Member
    There is, for the most part, the answer to every single question on MFP. Found the picture of the soldiers at the tomb very powerful. They decide and choose to be there.

    OK so its habits and descisions. Almost too simple, but very powerful. It's just deciding that we really want to work because its "hard."

    So eat the appropriate amount (listen to your body), and move yourself a bit harder. Love it. Thank you OP for posting this.
  • yoovieyoovie Member Posts: 17,261 Member Member Posts: 17,261 Member
  • timariitimarii Member Posts: 44 Member Member Posts: 44 Member
  • Nursebeth7807Nursebeth7807 Member Posts: 5 Member Member Posts: 5 Member
    I needed to read this. Hit home for me. Thank you for sharing - and for your service to our country.
  • yoovieyoovie Member Posts: 17,261 Member Member Posts: 17,261 Member
  • jofjltncb6jofjltncb6 Member Posts: 34,956 Member Member Posts: 34,956 Member
    Seemed like a good thread to bump...

    ...especially since we're at the peak of Resolutioner drop-out season.



    ("Hey! Resolutioners...don't quit. Instead, reevaluate the appropriateness of your program...(aka, set a more reasonable calorie limit)...and then reevaluate your commitment to what needs to be done.")
  • CallMeCupcakeDammitCallMeCupcakeDammit Member Posts: 9,585 Member Member Posts: 9,585 Member
    Seemed like a good thread to bump...

    ...especially since we're at the peak of Resolutioner drop-out season.



    ("Hey! Resolutioners...don't quit. Instead, reevaluate the appropriateness of your program...(aka, set a more reasonable calorie limit)...and then reevaluate your commitment to what needs to be done.")

    +1
  • KristyHumphreyKristyHumphrey Member Posts: 251 Member Posts: 251
    Fantastic post!
  • Capt_ApolloCapt_Apollo Member Posts: 9,104 Member Member Posts: 9,104 Member
    I needed to read this. Hit home for me. Thank you for sharing - and for your service to our country.

    thanks, but i didn't serve in the armed forces.
  • EightDMBEightDMB Member Posts: 155 Member Member Posts: 155 Member
    That is the absolute truth in all 'hard' things in life. Thanks for the kick in the pants... I needed it!!!
  • TavistockToadTavistockToad Member Posts: 35,748 Member Member Posts: 35,748 Member
    i loved this the first time, so i'll bump it again!!
  • cupboard_stalkercupboard_stalker Member Posts: 62 Member Member Posts: 62 Member
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    "i'm just a little tired of seeing people on MFP asking for others to "motivate" them. what they need is discipline."
    [/quote]

    You ruined it!

    Great original post but this is just brainless trolling!
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