A life Challenge

As I was writing, or typing my last post a quote that my dad gave me came to mind and I want to share it, it seems to relate. I love his wisdom, it always comes at the right time and he knows exactly what to say and when.

 “Worthwhile goals and achievements can only be appreciated when the process is enjoyed. Enjoying the process, which can be described as the mundane, difficult, the valleys and discouraging parts of everyday life, is the key to being real and someone others will want to be like and spend time with. Focusing too much attention and energy on the completion of a task or goal can make us undesirable people. If one’s goal is reached at the sake of family, friends or peers, which they will label selfish ambition, you will find that the few who walk with you are just like you.”  

–My dad–

I have learned that if I focus too much time on a goal, what is to come, or even what is in the past – the present becomes useless and I fail to enjoy it.  We miss out on so much around us by focusing all we are on one specific thing no matter what that is.  For the past couple years – my thing has been school, not 100 % of my energy, but way too much. I have made good friends here and found things that I enjoy – thankfully that don’t involve school, but I still feel as though I limited myself because I was so driven to complete this goal.

Charles Kingsley Quote

“Thank God everyday when you get up that you have something to do that day which must be done whether you like it or not, Being forced to work and forced
to do your best will creed in you temperance and self- control, diligence and
strength of will, cheerfulness and content, and a hundred virtues which the idle
will never know.”

Charles Kingsley


“Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise, risking more than others think is safe, dreaming more than others think is practical, and expecting more than others think is possible.”

Dad emailed me this quote the other day… unsure of who wrote it.


“Diets don’t let you eat food, you only get
to eat what food eats.”

Greg told me this quote yesterday and I laughed, but it seems so true! When you consider some of the fad diets out there – this may be the case. If they are effective for the long haul it is rare and if they do work initially …. can they be maintained for LIFE, without sacrificing overall health? That’s all for now. I don’t want to get too excited about it.