So it’s the beginning of the year and we are all setting goals, making resolutions which most of us will probably break by the end of January or will we?
How about we make this year different? No excuses, No fear, No giving up
That is my resolution this year. Not to shy away from doing the stuff that I consider difficult.
Instead, I’m choosing to do new things no matter how difficult or scary they may be, in every area of my life. And I’m inviting you all to join me.
One of the things I have wanted to do for a while has been running a marathon. I remember even training for it 2 years ago and yet failing to sign up. Being terrified I couldn’t do it and I wouldn’t be able to train regularly. But the truth is, I simply thought it would be too much work; I would have to make sacrifices, commit to the intense training, which I was not willing to do.
Yes I did want to run the marathon, I knew its benefit for my health but also the good the money raised would achieve but it was just TOO HARD. So I purposely missed the cut off date for signing up and let my friends down.
‘ The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new’. Socrates
Focusing on building the new, I’m all signed up for the Edinburgh Marathon this year and I had my first day of training today 🙂
What an achievement? It was a long tiring day; I had many reasons not to train after work, yet I did it. SO proud of me right now lol…..
The point I am trying to make is this: the hard things often yield the most.
Most of us have heard the saying: together we can do more!
Well I believe it to be true. We need one another. No man is an island.
That is why I’m inviting you all to join me on my journey this year and maybe let me know what HARD thing you will be doing!
What’s that thing you gave up on last year, or the year before? That business idea you had but realised the risk involved and decided not to go through with it? Or maybe life just got busy and it remained just that, an idea? What about the challenges you’ve set yourself over the years?
So why won’t you share with us all and we can all cheer you on!
Until next time.