Thursday, May 10, 2012
Dream big dreams
I turned 45 this year and it has been a big year for me. I realized this earlier in the year that there were a lot of dreams and goals that I had put off and put off, always thinking there was plenty of time. But, guess what? I don't know that. I don't know how much time I have been given to accomplish all the goals I have in my life. At 45, I better get started on some of the things I have been meaning to do for the last 20 years.
I have always been motivated by inspirational people and find it really helps me to have a mantra for my goals. When I first starting running, I was so out of shape and thought running slow was no good. But, this poster helped inspire me to JUST RUN, no matter how slow, it was the getting out there and doing it that mattered.
So, I got out there, every day, because I was lapping everyone on the couch. And honestly, this saying went through my mind almost as much as "I hate running" did in those first few weeks. It inspired me to keep moving. 4 months later, I am a runner!
Making a list of goals I wanted to accomplish was so important to actually getting them done. The list inspired me. At the end of the year, I want to have a big list of things I did. It is so important to me to accomplish these goals that I put on paper for myself. I don't want to edit someone else's book, I want to write my own. I don't want to be the timer at a race, I want to be the winner. I don't want to envy someone's trip to Italy, I want to stand there myself.
Time is running out. Whether you are 25, 45, or 85, the clock is ticking. Do you want to sit on the couch and watch someone else's life on reality tv or do you want to get out there and LIVE?
I want to LIVE and at the end, I will have this list of things that I did with my time and my life. I don't want to say, I squandered hours a day on facebook or in front of the tv. I want to say, I dreamed big dreams and then I made them happen!
Get out there and lap everyone on the couch and live!
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