Lessons from a Recovering Doormat

Lessons from a Recovering Doormat

Start the New Year Resolved Not to Fail

Everyone is making New Years resolutions. It all feels and sound wonderful but, often—very often—the determination to keep them fades soon after January 1st. I love ending the year knowing I didn’t have any failures. While you’ve probably heard it before, I’ll remind you that you don’t fail is you don’t quit. There have been many times in my life that things got hard, tough, or even seemed impossible. But my faith and determination got me through.

I feel very blessed to have the life and career that I do. The emails I get from people who’ve been helped by my writing or free self-love book give me the motivation to keep going. Each one I get is a special blessing! This is my last post of 2012. I want to leave you with some inspiration as you enter 2012. Even if you don’t accomplish what you want, not letting roadblocks stop you is success!


Every little bit of progress is success. You may not do something the way you want and get the rewards you hope for, but finishing what you start is success. Not quitting is success. Derek Redmond was expected to win the gold medal in his race in the 1992 Olympics. Watch what happened to him, how his dream of a medal vanished when he fell and how he ultimately triumphed because he refused to fail.


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I wish you all a blessed New Year! Please take my 31 Days of Self-Love Challenge and being your year by beginning to build strong self-love.


Take the 31 Days of Self-Love Challenge –a pledge to start your year by doing something kind for yourself for the first 31 days of January–and get my book, How Do I Love Me? Let Me Count the Ways for free at And you can post your loving acts HERE to reinforce your intention to love yourself. Read my 31 Days of Self-Love Posts HERE.

Please leave comments under my posts so we can stay connected.

  • Adrian

    Thanks for that – it made me cry…….

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Daylle Deanna Schwartz

    Me too! : )

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Michelle

    Me three!

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Daylle Deanna Schwartz


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