Once, while walking in Central Park, I saw a man and a woman jogging along the runners path. I noticed that the man, who looked strong and fit, was holding a cord that was being held at the other end by the woman.
At first I thought nothing of it, except I noticed he had his eyes closed. When I looked again with full attention I realized that this man was blind.
I was instantly inspired! Here’s a blind man, running! Are you kidding me? I wake up on the wrong side of the bed and sometimes, the whole morning just goes to shit!
I'm aware that this is not news. People with what most consider "handicaps" have been doing amazing things for a long time.
But still, this reminded me of the many times when we let smaller things keep us from being our best. I know that always settling for less than the full life we'd like to lead is a chronic state that most people live in.
Now, living a full life doesn't have to mean being super rich, becoming a fitness model, an internet sensation, the next Tony Robbins, or Steve Jobs.
For some, becoming their best is simply about being a better father to their children, a better husband, becoming a better provider, and perhaps even doing something about that #dadbod.
Where ever you fall on the "live your dream life" spectrum, it's all good as long as you're doing something about it.
We are all capable of achieving anything we put our hearts and minds to, as long as we don't let the mind chatter get in our way.
There will always be reasons for why we don’t get things done. We tend to feel safest within our comfort zones. The thing is, there has never been more of an opportunity to step out of that safe space than there is right now.
Answer these three questions:
What have you been wanting to achieve for some time now?
How would it make you feel if you finally accomplished that goal?
What is one thing you can do today to bring you closer to realizing this?
Just take one step today, before all the “Why I can’t do this” self talk starts flooding your brain.
That’s it. One small, simple action, each day. Write it down, tell someone you love, make it real for yourself and get to it.
Before you know it you’ll be looking back wondering why you didn’t do this sooner.
If you need some help getting an action plan together read this post.
In the meantime, here's a good quote to get you going.