Something inside…

Something inside of me just said ‘Hey, wait a minute, I want to beat him,’ and I just took off.
You have to wonder at times what you’re doing out there. Over the years, I’ve given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to where it started. It comes down to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement.
~Steve Prefontaine

No matter who you are, we all need inspiration, motivation, encouragement, support and love to accompany us on our life’s journey. For my part, I try to surround myself with those who will empower me  to achieve my best self.  My personal credo is to always give of my best; be it running, writing, volunteering… whatever I do and wherever I go, this is never far from me.

Your challenge, is to find your little world of supporters..your personal cheer squad..that will do all of the above and then some; particularly on those days that you feel uncertainty, doubt and the desire to give up creeping in. Here are a few ideas to help with focus:

. Join a club/gym; make and meet new friends who share your passion
. Enlist the support and help of a girlfriend/buddy who will engender encouragement, motivation and accountability
. Read, watch, listen to inspiring testimonies of persons with like passions who have overcome adversity to achieve their goals
. Be open to constructive criticism from those who are knowledgable and informed on the topic
. Open your eyes and heart to the inspiration that abounds in people, nature,
things
. Weed out the negative elements in your life that will bring about discouragement and disappointment
. Finally, affirm yourself. You are who you say you are and others opinions contribute very little to you achieving the self-satisfaction and sense of achievement that comes from believing in yourself.

 

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“You must dare,…

“You must dare, and dare again, and then dare a little bit more, and go on daring.”
― Justin Cotillard

My life is a series of steps in an uphill climb to my highest human potential.  I attain one step, pause long enough for a dose of encouragement and keep climbing.  Now that I’ve completed the ING New York City Marathon, my dream has expanded to include all major marathons aka the World Marathon Majors.  These are a series of marathons consisting of the largest and most renowned marathons in the world: Tokyo Marathon, Boston Marathon, Virgin London Marathon, Bank of America Chicago Marathon, BMW Berlin Marathon and the ING New York City Marathon. 

Dreams evolve, Goals change and new visions arise all the time in our ever-changing world.  One’s ability to adapt, evolve and embrace the new day with the opportunities and blessings that present themselves says a lot about one’s character and moral obligation  to impact our world in a positive way, for all intents and purposes, leaving here much better than you found it. 

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