“Everyday courage has few witnesses. But yours is no less noble because no drum beats for you, and no crowds shout your name.” — Robert Louis Stevenson
Maybe you believe in yourself, or maybe you don’t.
The more days that you go without quitting what you you really want to do, the stronger your belief will become.
There really is no other way to change.
You simply must have resolve. A goal is not enough.
You must want this for the rest of your life.
Remember, your everyday courage will have very few witnesses.
How’s that sound?
Did you exercise yesterday?
Did you eat mostly healthy food?
Do you plan on doing it again today?
If you answered no to the questions, today’s another day.
If not you, who? If not today, when?
Are you getting this? Or is it getting old?
If it’s getting old, so are you.
Who is going to motivate you to reach your goals?
We really have to give serious attention to this question.
It’s what’s known as a non-negotiable question.
You must have an answer or you will fail.
Why must we have an answer?
Because things will get difficult.
And difficulty will happen repeatedly.
Over and over again. Until we die.
Find a million ways.
What do Guido Mueller and Roger Bannister have in common?
Most people know Roger Bannister was the first person (1956) to run one mile in less than four-minutes.
So what did Guido Muller do? By the way, this is the same Guido as in yesterday’s post.
People who know, claim that what Guido Muller did in August at the 2009 Master’s Track & Field World Championships in Finland, is equivalent to what Roger Bannister did – humanly impossible.
I was there when it happened. In fact, I was filming all the 400 meter final races. And then this happened:
Impossible is nothing. Carpe diem.
Have I not been pretty good at keeping the topics here at Lane 8 about Health, Motivation and Impossible Goals?
It feels like it, and therefore, I’m taking editorial license to post about something that has to do with all three, but perhaps in a way you’re not expecting.
I’ve had the link for some time and have not found the right time to share it. One of the privileges that a serious blogger gets is to say something particularly personal.
There are many incurable diseases. And all of us have been impacted directly and indirectly, by them.
Crohn’s disease has no cure.
It is an Impossible Goal to help raise enough money, to give away, to those who can find the cure.
As a parent, it’s ultimately going to become a full-time job.
For now, this humble and thankful parent, just wanted to open the door a little bit wider.
If you want, click here to read, “When to talk about Crohn’s Disease.”