“Set a goal to achieve something that is so big, so exhilarating that it excites you and scares you at the same time” – Bob Proctor
We all have dreams, goals, and hopes for a better future. Some take time, others require a bit of luck, but most require work, and a lot of it. I’ve never had a problem putting in the work, but when you don’t know where to begin, or even if the work you are doing will get you to your destination, it’s nearly impossible to move forward. I have felt like this countless times in my life, and I’m sure you have too.
For years, I have had a “loose goal” (as I liked to call it) to complete a half marathon. Just the thought of it made me nervous, and I would doubt my ability to complete it almost instantly. See I’m not what you would call a runner. Although I did track in high school, I never ran anything over 400m, so the idea of running 13 miles seemed unrealistic to say the least.
For whatever reason, this goal has stuck with me for years. Somewhere in the back of my conciseness, I just couldn’t let it go. It wasn’t until I told my sister-in-law that I wanted to attempt a half marathon that things really started taking form. Before I knew it, she agreed to run it with me, a race was picked out, and we had a 12 week training plan.
We are entering week 5 of our training, and with each workout I know I am getting one step closer to that finish line. My body is getting stronger, my pace is increasing, but most importantly my mind is beginning to believe I can do it!
I would love to hear from you in the comments below, what goals have you been putting on the back burner? What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?