Plant the Seeds of Greatness Month

Monday, February 01, 2010

Plant the Seeds of Greatness Month

Did you know that was this month? I have never heard of it, and sometimes I really think people just attach names to things. Personally, I think we should plant the seeds of greatness every month, but I'll take February for starters. I hear something on TV and it gives me an idea. Sometimes I find that my seeds have been planted by others. That 13.5 I did on the Elliptical? I don't think I would have even thought to do it had it not been for my friend the runner. She really has me thinking about running, yet still I hesitate. Why? Probably some fear. I have it in my head that I can't because of the damage to my lungs from 40 years of smoking. I have written so much about conquering fear, yet this one has become a roadblock for me. I think I am afraid that I will find something I cannot do. I am afraid of disappointing myself. Gee, I sat down here this morning with 3 ideas for a blog, things I had read, and decided on this one. I wanted to talk about planting seeds and the seeds growing and becoming streaks, how a seed was planted in my head in December about climbing steps and I now go up and down my steps 5 minutes daily (sometimes twice) laid plans and all that. I have learned that sometimes when I sit at the keyboard, my inner voice takes over. The words come from deep inside and my fingers have a life of their own as they fly across the keys. I had given up all hope of dancing again until that day last May when Brad asked if anybody wanted to get on stage with him. You never know what you can do, what you are capable of until you actually try. That was very impulsive, one of those times when I just did someething without my brain having time to hesitate and question. But I did it, and it taught me that I COULD do it. I could offer all kinds of reasons as to why I have not run, but they are not reasons, just excuses. What I need to do is just do it. Suck it up and put on my big girl panties and just do it. Give it the old college try. Theodore Roosevelt said, “Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in that gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.” (Thanks, Annette, for the great quote!) Are you with me? Are you ready to take those seeds of greatness and face your fear or your unknown? Are YOU ready to dare mighty things? I'll be back..........I am going to go run.

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    I am so proud of you for running! All my life, I was told I couldn't run because I have asthma. HAHAHAHA. I'm proved "them" wrong.
    Now, do not run tomorrow - give your muscles time to recover - every other day is plenty.
    3544 days ago
    emoticon emoticon I am going to do 10 minutes on the treadmill every time I go to the gym. I will wear my orthotics in my shoes and pray my foot doesn't hurt. I am going to put my big girl pants on like you said. emoticon
    3544 days ago
    Fantastic! Let us know how the running goes. It is quite a challenge.

    3544 days ago
    emoticon I have always tried new things. Some I can do some not,but at least I try. I guess I'm a bit adventerus. Rode a motorcycle at age 35. on the back of one then one myself.well you get the idea. You should always try, we are cabable of more than we know. As they say the only thing that stops us is fear itself. carolyn
    3544 days ago
    You have inspired me. I think i will do something extra every day this month, a few more reps here, a few more minutes running, there.....Thanks for the inspiration!
    3544 days ago
    emoticon I never thought I could run either, but I can! And so can you! Start small - only a few minutes. Count it as a victory! And, tomorrow, run a minute more. You CAN do it!!!
    3544 days ago
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