Sunday, March 18, 2007
The things that are hard to bear, are sweet to remember.
....hard work! Yep, that's how I see it. A dream is a dream is a dream, but for it to BECOME something, now that takes work. I can put that into practical sense. I have a dream to weigh a certain weight for my height. It's such a dream that it's a reality I can't ever recall having, not at least as an adult. I also have a dream to finish the London Marathon in a certain time. I have never run that course, but I have run marathons.
What I am willing to do, is to prepare for the dream to become a reality. For the PB marathon time, I have been training long and hard, entering other races, doing hours upon hours of road work, stretches, strength training and on and on. I have a schedule that tells me what distance and what type of run I will be doing each day. I also have rest days. The dream is that IF I do what my training says, and push myself on the day, it will no longer remain a dream. It will be a reality.
So to that applies to the certain weight for my height. But somehow there are times that I slip on that one. My dream is eluding me because the work isn't as intesne as the marathon training. There are factors that enter into this beyond my control, but there are factors that I can work at.
This also applies to life....dreams can remain just that, dreams unless action and a plan are taken to see them into the real word. Talking and talking about how it will be then, or what will happen when, and oh I can't wait for this...is just talk. What am I doing NOW to see those dreams happen, to make them real? Just sitting around waiting as if waiting for a bus doesn't mean a thing. I could be at the wrong bus stop, or the bus I think I am waiting for has broken down and won't be by at all. I need to not wait on the bus, but start walking!
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Coming together is a beginning; staying together is progress; working together is success
Without you I am just me. I am a lone rock out in the ocean of life trying to not be swallowed up by the high tide.
Without you I am that wayward bird seeking to find the refuge of some shelter without another to shelter me from the punishing headwind. No one to take over the lead when my wings are just too tired to go on.
Without you I run my race in a hollow tube with no sound of encouragement, no shouts of well done when tired. No sounds of praise when I am wanting to quit.
Then I see your face, hear your voice, watch as you cheer me on, run along side me, tell me I am capable, competent, amazing. And I hear your words, take them to my soul, and believe. My success is OUR success. YOU have made the difference, I couldn't have done it without you!
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
We can't become what we need by remaining what we are.
"Be all that you can be". That's the recruiting moto of the marines, a call to step out of what you are to step towards what you can become. In essence that is what I am looking at for myself.
I can't stay where I am and hope to become something different. Hopes won't get me anyplace. It's the action of 'stepping' of 'cutting the cloth' and moving to that different place.
I look at what I am doing today and see that it is what is keeping me where I am. Since I want to continue to move towards all that I can be, it behoves me to take a constant inventory and see what needs to change. Are there attitudes, behaviours, actions that need a bit of tweeking? Am I ready to do that? If I truly want to "Be ALL that I can Be" then the answer needs to be YES!
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
No one can take away the good feelings you have inside, so let them shine!
Gonna let my postive attitude shine today. No placing it in my pockets and hiding. I will never know how my attitude might rub off on someone else so if I hide it away, it's a double loss; for me and the other person/people.
There is so much to be postive and thankful for today. Even though I don't feel 100% with this queezy stomach, at least Iam able to get around. I could moan and groan and pity poor me, but that gets really old fast.
For today I will act as though there are no pockets to my life. No place to hid my feelings. I will let them show and I will express them positively. Who knows, it might even make MY day a better one!
Monday, March 12, 2007
It takes twenty years to become an overnight success.
How I want success the easy and quick way. It would be great to have it all...NOW! But life isn't like that for sure. It's hard work to get anything or anyplace. To be able to do what I want, when I want it, for as long as I want it for just isn't reality. There are lots of others to concern myself with. Like...people, money, job, time. etc etc.
It's hard work that will get me to where I am going. No easy short cut paths, no attaching a pull cord and letting some one else do it for me. If I put nothing into life, I'll get the same back....nothing.
So best to role up my sleeves, grease up my hands, and dig in. Life will be so much better and the success so much sweeter to know that I was the one that did it. I set a plan, I worked it, and I am reaping the rewards of success. I may not get everything I want, but I do get what I need.
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