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Find Your Greatness

Written on August 13, 2012 at 10:22 am , by

I don’t know about you but I was all into the Olympics this year.  I was really into it at the beginning when the gymnastics and swimming were going on.  The track and field was amazing too!  The speed of the runners makes me envious.  I am a bit of a slow runner so to see them running that fast is truly impressive!

One night while watching the Olympics, I saw this commercial:

Wow!  What a great commercial!  Some of my favorite points of the commercial are:

  • Greatness IS for everyone - NOT just a chosen few.
  • It is within all of us.
  • We are all capable of it.
  • All of us.

“Even me?!?  I am capable of greatness?  But I weigh over 250 pounds.  I can barely walk to my mailbox without breathing heavy.  Forget walking up a flight of stairs.  How can I have greatness?!?”

Let me repeat…GREATNESS-IS-FOR-EVERYONE!  That means you.

It Sux To Be Fat Half MarathonIf you would have told me three and a half years ago, weighing 275 pounds that I would run a half-marathon, I would have said you were crazy.  I would NEVER be capable of doing anything that great.

Oh, I am going to lose 100 pounds?!  Sure…right!  No way.  Greatness is not for me.  I am destined to be overweight the rest of my life.

Oh, now you are telling me that I am going to start a blog and have thousands of followers and people tell me daily that I am an inspiration to them?  Now you are just plain crazy!

Well…guess what?!?  All of that happened and so much more!  Like the commercial said, it was always within me.  I was capable of greatness.  Even weighing 275 pounds and taking naps on the couch every afternoon.  It was within me.  I just had to find it.

Guess what?!?  It is within you too!  All you have to do is find it!

 

Jennifer writes about weekly weigh ins, healthy recipes, product reviews, and weight loss at It Sux To Be Fat. Follow her journey on Twitter or Facebook as she goes through life’s ups and downs and takes her new healthy lifestyle one day at a time.

  • http://www.facebook.com/linda.buchanan.771 Linda Fern Buchanan

    I think I would like to use this in my classroom as a visual for the concept of “Reinforcing Effort”   Great Visual!!”   I am going to have an Inspriation Wall this Year and I will have different people posted that have done great things, yet they will be ordinary people just like my students.  I’m starting to get revved up for school!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/linda.buchanan.771 Linda Fern Buchanan

    I think I would like to use this in my classroom as a visual for the concept of “Reinforcing Effort”   Great Visual!!!   I am going to have an inspiration Wall this Year and I will have different people posted that have done great things, yet they are ordinary people just like my students.  I’m starting to get revved up for school!!    Thanks for the great Visual!!

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  • Tony Bernard

    Jennifer, you are right on! It is within each of us; it just depends on how much we want to bring it out!

  • http://twitter.com/NghbrhdTrainers Glenn Dickstein

    I totally believe this. Sometimes it takes other people to bring it out of you.

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