If you’d known me before I started training for my marathon, you would have laughed at the idea. My only memory as a child of playing any sports was sitting down on a soccer field, while the rest of my team chased the ball. I have never been mistaken for “athletic.”
This is why you MUST run a marathon. For me, or at least, pre-marathon me, an accomplishment like this would have been impossible. I’m not saying “you can do anything if you just put your mind to it!” But I have come to believe that life isn’t worth living if you are not aiming at incredible, meaningful accomplishments; goals that are out of reach of the person you are today.
If you read this blog, I hope my story will encourage you to set BHAGs and accomplish them.
For my single friends, what if you stopped focusing on things like getting your career off the ground and finding the perfect someone, and set a goal like rebuilding a village in Haiti or writing that book you have in you.
For those who are parents, what if you set the goal of being so involved in your children’s life and schooling that every single student in your community graduates.
For those who are retirees, what if you decided to devote your time and energy into coaching young couples in marriage, and personally destroying our nations 50% divorce rate.
What is impossible for you? Why aren’t you doing it?