Monday, May 24, 2010

The Power of Words!

Have you ever read a quote that really struck a chord with you at that moment in your life.  Maybe there was something that happened in your life at that particular time which could have made you feel lost, dejected, depressed, or lonely.  Then all of the sudden, upon reading a few inspirational words, your life was put into perspective and something inside of you changed.

Quotes are powerful in their purpose and in their meaning.  They are words either penned or voiced from someone that has gone before us and experienced one of the many things that life has to offer, whether it was a hardship or a victory.  It takes more than just reading a great quote for it to have the right effect.  It must be applied into your life for it to make a difference. Leonardo Da Vinci puts it eloquently:

“I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.”

Quotes can serve to be inspirational enough to get us going in the right direction of our goals and dreams as well as re-align us on the path when we might have strayed.  "What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals:" (Goethe)

Taking this and applying it to Health and Fitness, quotes can be a powerful tool in your journey towards that dream phyisique or healthy lifestyle.  When  that alarm clock rings and you know you have to get up and train before work but the only thing you feel like doing is hitting the snooze button, a great quote that you keep close to you will give you that kick to wake up and take care of business!  Carrying a quote with you or having it posted around areas of the house, that you see several times throughout your day, will keep it fresh in your mind, thus keeping you focused on the achievement of your goals. For example, if a problem arises in your life some words from Hugh Miller could be the right recipe for you at that time, "Problems are only opportunities with thorns on them."

In closing, the purpose of this post was to get you thinking more and more about how powerful quotes are and how they can be used as a great tool in this journey we call life.  I will leave you with one last quote from Franklin D. Roosevelt, but before that I just wanted to say that we would love to hear the quotes that have had the most impact on your life in the comment section below:

"There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still."

Go Forward,

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