You Have to Work for it

What do you want more than anything? Whatever it is, it will almost always require hard work and dedication. For me, I want to run a marathon, The New York or Boston Marathon. I’ve dreamt about crossing the finishline crying tears of joy because something that was impossible for me at one point, became possible.  I went to the Rock and Roll Marathon in D.C this weekend to support some people I knew from a local running community. I couldn’t help but wish I was out there in the mist, running along in the parade-like crowd. But guess what? I had not prepared for that moment, I didn’t put in the blood, sweat and tears that these individuals did. You know how the saying goes, ‘no sweat, no glory.’ I think a lot of times we glorify end results more than the process it takes to get there. We glorify the idea of graduating from college and starting our careers, not understanding that after we graduate we start as entry level and will have to work our way to the ‘top’ all over again. Or we get this really awesome idea to read 52 books in a year, not realizing that 52 books in a year is 1 book a week. If you don’t plan on reading children’s books that means you literally won’t be able to watch tv or have the free time you normally have. You have focus in on your goal to make it a reality. There comes a time when you’ve got to put a stop to just dreaming about what you want and incorporate the work into the dream! I mentioned last week not letting distractions get in the way. Today, I say don’t let frustrations, hardship or disappointment stop you from getting to where you want to be or…laziness. So let me ask one more time, what do you want more than anything? Go after it with full force, plan out your week to fit in practicing, working out, reading, cooking, writing into your schedule. Let’s get it!


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