I ran a 15k today… in the rain, with a cold.
And while a lot of people would have told me to stay home or to rest, I stayed true to my commitment and got it done.
Here’s what I can tell you from this experience –
- You can never cross the finish line if you don’t even show up to the start.
Many people have a fear of failure and so therefore they don’t do anything. But the only way to actually fail is to not do anything! So they are in a loop of a self-fulfilling prophecy. You have to show up and start putting one foot in front of the other to cross that line and get that medal.
- There is a HUGE difference between commitment and being interested in something.
I was not actually interested in running for 2 hours and 40 minutes today (that was my total time, which included the 15k in the middle of my training run!). I was interested in being at home where it was warm and I could snuggle with my dog Buddy. But I was committed to following my plan. I am committed to running a marathon in March. So I’m committed to my goals, not just simply interested in them.
- Success isn’t always so pretty.
Often you just see the slick marketing of gurus with big budgets or the glamor shots on social media. I do my best to keep it real with you. I want you to see the messy sides to success. I want you to see what it takes sometimes. I want you to see the times when it’s not so pretty. It makes me a better coach to show you what it’s really like – not only do you then have better expectations, but you also don’t feel like a complete loser when things get tough. This is key to keeping your mindset A+!
So yeah, today I ran in the rain with a breathe right strip on my nose just so I could breathe. And I looked like this…. much different than the pro headshots I’ve had done.
And I don’t care. Because I completed my goals for the day. Even when it wasn’t easy. And that’s what’s required to achieve success in all areas of your life.
Go do that thing that you said you were committed to doing! Yes, now! 😉