Eliz Greene was seven-months pregnant with twins when she suffered a massive heart attack. Her life changed — not only did she survive a ten-minute cardiac arrest, the cesarean delivery of her daughters and open-heart surgery, all on the same day — she gained new perspective and passion for life.Eliz is this teeny tiny woman who shook her booty across the stage as she persuaded her audience to exercise in ten minute increments when we were unable to fit a 30 minute workout into our schedule. She also told us how she had lost 80 pounds after the birth of her daughters and is now motivated to live a healthy lifestyle. She wants to be here to watch them grow up.
I was so impressed with her presentation I went home and signed up for her newsletter. Yesterday the following appeared in my in-box:
This year make a small, simple daily goal instead of a resolution!
Life is not about perfection.
It's about moving in the right direction!
This was just what I needed on the last day of 2012. After reading your comments on my post Continuing to Struggle with Work-Life Balance in 2012, I’ve been thinking perhaps I am too hard on myself. Instead of focusing on my failed 2012 challenges, in 2013 I am going to concentrate on accomplishing one small task each day. My ultimate goal is to eventually become a stronger person, but I realize with all the hassles of daily life this is not going to happen overnight. As Eliz writes:
- Don't beat yourself up. The beauty of a daily goal is it resets every day. If you missed today, start again tomorrow.
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