Wednesday, August 06, 2008
Ok, I have to admit this started as a Daily Challenge, but, it's turned into so much more... and for that I am thankful.
What if I knew I couldn't fail? The phrase seems so basic and uncomplicated, but it goes way beyond that.
What if I started out in the morning thinking I would succeed at everything I did that day? Would I do things differently? Would I have different results? Would other people see me differently?
Thoughts guide us through our daily lives without us even knowing it. If we think we'll struggle keeping on our nutrition and fitness paths because it's a rough week, we will. If we think we will get passed up for that promotion because people underestimate us, we will.
Of course, there's a flip side to this as well. If we wake up knowing we will succeed just imagine the possibilities. Instead of my relay team in the Detroit Marathon, would I be running the whole thing? Would I try for an extra 10 push ups? Could I contemplate jumping to the next size of dumb-bells?
What it all boils down to is this... it's the same for me as it is for everyone. If we knew we couldn't fail then we would push ourselves because we wouldn't be afraid of not succeeding. We would be like the Wright brothers and the bumble bee and there would be no limits to what we could accomplish together!
Thanks to OUTOFCONTROL for this Challenge... may I take this from a daily challenge and turn it into a lifestyle.