Sunday, November 17, 2013

The Susan G. Komen 3-Day and Why You Should Eliminate "Try" From Your Vocabulary

San Diego Walk
Today I came out to support my colleagues in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk.  I was only out there for 2 hours but I had such a great experience.  I am so proud of them.  On the left is my great friend Bri of San Briego and in the middle is my amazing manager Shanna.

I almost did not make it to the race, as the weekend was packed with chores and errands.  I had told them last week that I would join them for a couple hours on Saturday but the day got away from me, and it did not happen.

In the last couple years, I have become more conscious of not using the word "try".  The reason being that when you say "try", it immediately excuses yourself from having to follow through.  For example, if I had said that I would try to make it out this weekend to the walk, then I could have easily chalked up my efforts to trying yesterday and be done with it.  It is questionable that I would have definitely made it a point to come out today.

So I say commit to eliminating "try" from your vocabulary.  Do not say you are going to "try" and workout tomorrow, just say you are going to workout tomorrow.  I have to admit that I am borrowing this tip from my favorite fitness guru Chalene Johnson but it's a tip worth sharing.  It also applies to many things you want to accomplish in life.  If you have a goal, don't "try" to achieve it, just do it.  You will be amazed how it changes your mindset and makes you more inclined to follow through and take action.

What do you want to achieve?  Have you used the word "try" in relation to them?  Go ahead and commit to them now.  You are capable of so much.  So post below and tell me what you are going do, not what you are trying to do.

8 comments:

  1. This is an awesome philosophy, love. Mine is that I am going to be a blogger who continues to focus on engagement with my readers. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Countdown in Style. You three look amazing and like you had a great time. Support is so important to receive from friends. Don't forget to come back Friday to see if you are featured. xoxo

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  2. Thanks Brittnei! I have to say, I think you're doing a fantastic job of engaging with your readers. You really stand out among the crowd in that respect. Thank you so much for commenting. It's always a pleasure :)

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  3. Thanks for coming out Raina!! In the great words of Yoda, there is no try!

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  4. great blog! I love the pictures and helpful tips. I look forward to following=)

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  5. Of course Bri! It was a pleasure. And thanks Daechoong Mama. It's so great to meet you :)

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  6. I'm running a 5K in January. I started a new blog hop which is already way beyond my expectations. I want to find some order in my life and will do so soon. I want to get fit for the new year, preferably well on the way by my bday about 6 months away!

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  7. Thanks for sharing April! It's been great getting to know you. Good luck on your 5K!

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  8. Hm. I think it's been a long time since I've said "try" because I am very hard on myself. Which causes me a lot of stress. haha But I don't feel right until I've done everything I said I would do!

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