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Welcome to the Grind

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

A friend sent me the link to this video this morning... it's EXACTLY what I needed... below is the transcript of the narrative...


youtu.be/Tzm6TEManmQ

"Rise and shine.

6am and your hand can't make it to the alarm clock before the voices in your head start telling you that it's too early, too dark, and too cold to get out of a bed.

Aching muscles lie still in rebellion, pretending not to hear your brain commanding them to move

A legion of voices are shouting their unanimous permission for you to hit the snooze button and go back to dreamland, but you didn't ask their opinion.

The voice you've chosen to listen to is one of defiance.

A voice that's says there was a reason you set that alarm in the first place. So sit up, put your feet on the floor, and don't look back because we've got work to do.

Welcome to The Grind!

For what is each day but a series of conflicts between the right way and the easy way, 10,000 streams fan out like a river delta before you, Each one promising the path of least resistance.

Thing is, you're headed upstream. And when you make that choice, when you decide to turn your back on what's comfortable and what's safe and what some would call "common sense", well that's day 1. From there it only gets tougher.

So just make sure this is something you want. Because the easy way out will always be there, ready to wash you away, all you have to do is pick up your feet.

But you aren't going to are you?

With each step comes the decision to take another


You're on your way now


But this is no time to dwell on how far you've come. 
You're in a fight against an opponent you can't see


Oh but you can feel him on your heels can't you?


Feel him breathing down your neck


You know what that is?
 That's you...
Your fears, your doubts and insecurities all lined up like a firing squad ready to shoot you out of the sky


But don't lose heart


While they aren't easily defeated, they are far from invincible


Remember this is The Grind


The Battle Royale between you and your mind, your body and the devil on your shoulder who's telling you that this is just a game, this is just a waste of time, your opponents are stronger than you.


Drown out the voice of uncertainty with the sound of your own heartbeat


Burn away your self doubt with the fire that's beneath you


Remember what you're fighting for


And never forget that momentum is a cruel mistress, 
She can turn on a dime with the smallest mistake.


She is ever searching for that weak place in your armor


That one tiny thing you forgot to prepare for


So as long as the devil is hiding the details, the question remains,"is that all you got?", "are you sure?"


And when the answer is "yes". That you've done all you can to prepare yourself for battle THEN it's time to go forth and boldly face your enemy, the enemy within

Only now you must take that fight into the open, into hostile territory

You're a lion in a field of lions


All hunting the same elusive prey with a desperate starvation that says VICTORY is the only thing that can keep you alive


So believe that voice that says " you CAN run a little faster " and that " you CAN throw a little harder " and that " you CAN dive a little deeper" and that, for you, the laws of physics are merely a suggestion.

Luck is the last dying wish of those who wanna believe that winning can happen by accident, sweat on the other hand is for those who know it's a choice, so decide now because destiny waits for no man. And when your time comes and a thousand different voices are trying to tell you you're not ready for it, listen instead for that lone voice in decent the one that says you are ready, you are prepared, it's all up to you now.

So rise and shine.

30 Days til Africa
3lbs to go til Zipline Goal!!!
Annie
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  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

ZEECHA 7/18/2013 7:47AM

    Thanks for sharing that. I think I'm going to print that out.

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DAWNSJOURNEY 7/17/2013 11:50PM

    Annie girl.. couldn't be prouder to be your friend.. Girl you are on Fire !!

Mad love and props girly ,
Dawn

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JUNEAU2010 7/17/2013 8:22PM

    Almost there! I can't wait to hear about your trip!

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STRONGDJ 7/17/2013 1:22PM

    Oh yeah! Rise and shine...good video. Thanks for sharing.

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TRIXIETEXAS 7/17/2013 10:15AM

    And another pound is gone!

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SUGAR0814 7/17/2013 9:41AM

    Great! Just what I needed to start my day! Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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FUNLOVEN 7/17/2013 8:53AM

    On to the Olympic Gold!

Have a "shining" day emoticon

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WOUBBIE 7/17/2013 8:42AM

    Excellent!

I can SO see myself in this video - I'm the one sitting in the bleachers with a popcorn watching the race!

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(Edit: I wasn't able to open it directly from the link - I had to replace the "s" in https with a colon.)

Comment edited on: 7/17/2013 8:44:43 AM

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