Everything we owned starting out. (WSU, Aug. 1984)
All told, 48 boxes for the Trucking company – Washington State to Florida.
Becoming full-time Disney Cast Members in 1984 was (and still is) very exciting. We worked hard, like all young folks starting out, establishing ourselves and building our careers, a sense of community, and a home.
One of the inherent dangers with blind ambition is the mismanagement of time, primarily from shifting priorities – or the (false) perception thereof.
This morning, at 4:50AM, while deciding what to write here at Lane 8, found a post I had started in August 2009, but had never finished, never posted.
In watching these two videos, it’s clear where my mind was. It was on motivation. Everyday our minds should be on motivation. Everyday.
Many of you will never be runners. That’s ok. Never want you to feel like you should be a runner. But I absolutely want you to feel you should do something. Walk, bike, dance, roll, swim, stairs, yoga, gym, ski…. it doesn’t matter, unless it matters to you.
Sure felt good to go for a short run and work out at Gold’s Gym yesterday.
Why? Because it’s been nearly a week. Why? Because I’ve been traveling and working hard.
Got home (from Anchorage, Alaska) about 1AM Thursday morning, got a few hours sleep and taught all day Thursday. Then taught all day yesterday (Friday).
But I refused to let another day go by without exercising. Sure, I had to get up at 4AM to run and the run wasn’t even half of my usual distance, due to time constraints. And yes, I was very tired on a Friday afternoon (from travel and a six-day work week). Did I feel like changing clothes and driving to Gold’s Gym? Nope.
So what motivated me to go the extra mile?
Simply this. I’ll be darned if I’m going to give up a decade’s work of life changing health habits because my schedule continues to be challenging. Here’s a no-brainer: our efforts to get healthy do not matter if we don’t fight hard to win the battle to STAY healthy. Ya with me?