Wednesday, March 28, 2007


Next time you're thinking about stopping early or never showing up, remind yourself of every time you were wrong.

Every time you were wrong about what you could do.

Every time you were wrong about how far you could go or how long you would last.

Every time you convinced yourself that you were never cut out for that lifestyle, you were too disorganized or unmotivated or unreliable.

Think about every time you sold yourself short and left the party early because you were too shy or too nervous or too worried to stay.

Remind yourself about every time you thought you were too old or fat or out of shape to get off the couch.

And think about how very, very wrong you were. About every single distrusting moment.

Because no matter what has happened in the past, if you trust this moment -- this one moment -- and the decision you make now -- right now -- then you have conquered your own past.

You have wiped away each of those moments and replaced them with something entirely more powerful.

You have redefined your own limitations.

You have redefined your self.


Spokane Al said...

I resemble many of your points. Thanks for the great reminder.

LBTEPA said...

You have SERIOUSLY been spying on me the last fortnight, and have written this to kick me in the backside!
Once again an inspiration, thanks :)

Mallie said...

Another great post. Thanks. I'm sure this will be something I draw on to help me get through the PT.

JohnnyTri said...

OH, so you heard me the other day in the pool, huh!

That was me thinking about stopping, but I pushed through it and came out like Sweetness on the other side! And my "LiveStrong" band helped too!


TriShannon said...

Great post!

We must be going through some of the same things right now because your posts lately have been right on with many of my thoughts. You just have a way with words that I don't. :)

the Dread Pirate Rackham said...

woah! what inspired this for you, m'dear?