Friday, February 29, 2008

Friday Quote Day

Knowing is not enough; we must apply.
Willing is not enough; we must do.

~ Johann von Goeth

I'm sure I've said this before, but … DUH!

But then that's how most quotes affect me. I read something pithy and wise said by someone [usually] famous and go, "Wow! I coulda had a V-8!" Or the equivalent thereof.

Today's quote works for sooo many situations, including:
  • Food choices
  • To snack or not to snack?
  • Time spent working out
  • Workout activities
  • Hell, whether to work out at all!
And, of course, today's quote also works when the day ahead looks like a mountain which must be climbed, or else.

This much I know: Everyone responds better to a soft word and a kind heart. I not only need to apply this, I need to be willing to apply it.

I'll get around to working out consistently when life settles down. Which should be, oh, sometime before 2009.

I hope.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Debi - hope all is well with you.

->cara said...

just thought i'd leave you a quick note from one WV'ian to another. i'm a transplant now, though. i'm in FL. have been forever. my mom's still in WV, though. she'll never leave. i love it there, but only to vacation. the economy just gets me down.

i love your blog and i love to knit also. i prefer crochetting, but knitting is fun too. i love scrapbooking and genealogy, too.

but my main focus in life right now is my diet. i've lost a total of 70 pounds. started WW last May. i'm about half way there. it's so hard. i'm losing my addiction to food, very slowly.

well, hope to hear from you soon. have a great weekend!

Mary Gee said...

Have a nice weekend Debbi.

Mr Calorie Counter said...

My favorite speaker Jim Rohn says that wisdom undeposited is useless. There is so much great inoformation about healthy living around now. Blogs like this provide us with the correct information. It is then us to our own discipline to put it into practice.

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I've been having a lot of luck with burning calories, not just hiding from them and trying to control my appetite. Working out makes me hungry for healthier foods. Good luck and thanks for being here.

run4change said...

Those quotes are great. I do however think that sometimes being willing in a situation allows you to get out of it::) Oh nevermind about that. Fun blog. I lost 130 lbs on WW and am just working on keeping it off. Just checking out different weightloss blogs.
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Sara said...

oh, to snack or not to snack. That truly is the question! :)

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EMR said...

Indeed knowing only is never enough. We need to put our knowledge into action and then only we can be successful in any attempt. Nice posting! :-)

Alex said...

nice post thanks. it is really inspiring

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Nice post.Its really true we have to work hard for weight reduction. Inspiring post.

Health Advocate said...

To snack or not to snack...and before we decode on that we are snacking again.

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That really got me thinking....I don't often take the time to really think deeply about life, I am usually far too consumed with everyday responsibilities...

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