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June 26th, 2008

Thursday, June 26, 2008


They are the reasons I need to remember this:

I am a slow walker, but I never walk backwards.

- Abraham Lincoln, U.S. President

Taking two steps forward

Slow and steady has not always been an inspiring concept. It's not as sexy as speed and sharp turns of direction. But it may be just the thing to keep you from running out of gas, while still moving you forward. Abe is telling us that the most important thing is to keep walking forward, no matter how slowly. Sometimes slowness can be frustrating. You might become impatient; you might get discouraged with a setback. But a setback doesn't have to set you back. Simply using it as a learning opportunity can leapfrog you ahead again. From now on, try paying attention more to your direction and less to your speed. Be patient, focus on a little bit at a time, and soon enough, you'll be further than you ever thought. Besides, it's a good bet that by always looking forward, Abe rarely looked back in regret.
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  • MBUCKLEY458
    Hi Mary - Just checking up on you and saw your blog -- hang in there, you caught it before it caught you!!!

    Mary

    4668 days ago
  • FRENCHMARKET
    Hey ya'll!!! Wish I could take the credit for these words, but they are SparkPeople's interpretation of the quote from Abe Lincoln. They are right on target, as usual!!!
    4671 days ago
  • JUNELEBLANC
    Well said Mary, Well said. emoticon
    4671 days ago
  • no profile photo CD1834472
    Very well said. I like the way you said : 'Try paying more attention to your direction and less to your speed'. emoticon
    4672 days ago
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