We, as a society are so worried about our failures that often times we forget about our small victories. We should all live our lives by thinking how many times we can fail so we can get the one chance to change the world and make a difference.
Sprint as fast as you can. Don’t think, just do. Get low, get dirty, get angry and get motivated.
So many people that I get to know eventually find out that I did a marathon. The response that I always hear in some form is “oh my god, I can’t believe you did one!! I have always wanted to do one but I can’t.”
I am telling you that you can. If you look in the record books, there is a guy who was 400+ pounds that did in over eight hours.
Here are the steps:
Pay for it
Never give up
Then don’t stop talking about it after you completed your goal because it was ONE of the best moments in your life.
Don’t fear the fear. If you want that job promotion or a new girlfriend or a house of your dreams. Go after it, don’t defeat yourself before it happens and keep trying.
Talent isn’t everything, it is your heart and effort that is.
Today I was scared shitless, today I was scared of failing, I was scared of breaking my neck and yes I was scared of making an ass out of myself.
But today I accomplished something that I NEVER repeat NEVER thought I could do and it was the most amazing feeling ever.
All of my life I have been the BIG guy and could never do anything close to gymnastics, I even got a B in gym for 6th grade for a quarter because I couldn’t climb a rope or do a handstand or do a simple pull-up. I was the best athlete in games in that class but I had earn that B and I was mortified. But today after my workout of the day which I crushed Elizabeth today with a 6:22 at CrossFit York, my trainer Madeline was helping a new friend of mine Carol with her Handstand Push-up and I simply walked over there today with a mindset that today is the day I am going to do something that I couldn’t do in 6th grade. It was also something i never tried again for fear of being embarrassed. I was motivated and scared at the same time which I am coming to find is the best feeling of all now.
After four attempts, I was able to stand on the wall and after a couple others I was able to do a push-up. I never felt so accomplished in my life after that moment. I had slayed the dragon. So in ending my thoughts today, find something that you want to do but scares you immensley and try it anyways. What is the worst that can happened?
The most important thing I can share with you today is to get of all of the negative thoughts in your head right now, I mean why give up before even trying? If it scares you, it is probably worth trying. You never know what you are going to get.