I saw a brilliant sign at a race that read: “Run like someone just called you a jogger.”
At first glance, it was a silly motivational poster.
At second glance, the real truth of it all set in.
- Work like someone just called you lazy.
- Swim like someone just called you slow.
- Paint like someone just called you a starving artist.
- Write like someone just called you fake.
- Run like someone just called you a jogger.
When you run, you don’t think. The sign was a reminder that you can use frustration as energy, but it was a better reminder that you forget about frustrations when you run. You don’t acknowledge your fear, you don’t worry, you forget the ankle pain, you forget about criticism, you forget about the time.
When you run, that’s all that you do, you run.
I’m writing a novel right now and the only way I can get through it each day is to sprint through it. If I don’t, then fear eats at my motivation as if it hadn’t eaten anything in months.
If you haven’t sprinted before, go run and give it a try.
Stay Positive & Do What You Love Like Someone Just Said You Couldn’t
Garth E. Beyer