“Well…yeah mom, technically.”
“Oh,” she said, sitting back in her wheelchair, “I guess I don’t see myself that way.”
For all the ways my mom drives me crazy, her vision of herself is something I admire.
As I’m running this momentary gauntlet, with all its painful, unexpected surprises, I sometimes lose sight of the person I want to be, as well as the person I AM at the moment.
And while it’s okay to feel beaten down from time to time, it’s important to get back up. We see people all the time resigning to life and settling for less than they’d hoped.
There are no excuses good enough to keep a determined person from achieving goals.
If Crossfit is part of your life, then you’ll go to the (insanely) early class, because it’s the only time of ‘day’ you can go. If you want to run a marathon, then the weather has absolutely nothing to do with your running schedule. If you want to spend time with your kids, then you will MAKE the time for them, even if you have to literally write their names on your calendar.
What is your goal?
Is it to be strong? To weigh less? To gain muscle? To be happy? To be smarter? To have a job you’re passionate about? To love more?
No matter what the goal, no being or entity can achieve these things for you.
It’s okay to fall when life trips you: the important thing is to pick yourself up, bandage your knees and get your feet back on the trail.
Keep the vision of yourself in the forefront of your mind.
And keep moving.