I am tired! We are trying to get our house ready for the market. The book is coming along, but slowly. I am wrapping up my school year with testing. My baby is about to turn one year old. My four year old is, well, he is four. That is all I need to say about that!
Over the past few weeks, life has gotten so crazy that I neglected to run. I didn’t make it to the gym for DAYS! I decided to head back this week after about twenty days without exercising. I anticipated difficulty getting back into my rhythm. Boy was it rough! I felt guilty for skipping days, for my horrid eating habits, and for my lazy attitude toward life. I realized that I needed to find some motivation to get back on that treadmill and give it my best. I really wanted to just quit!
A little less than a mile into my run, I noticed the television set closest to me was displaying information about the NFL draft. I don’t typically care about the NFL, but it was the only tv for which I could read the subtitles from my treadmill.
As I watched, I began to wonder how many times those athletes had to start over. I wondered how many of them had an easy road to get to the NF,L or if they were constantly coming against hardship and struggle. I bet most of them had to start over at some point. Injury, bad luck, and lack of opportunity may have tempted some of them to give up and quit. I decided that wasn’t an option for them, or for me!
While I watched the NFL draft, I noticed these young men were overwhelmed with joy when their name was called. It was all I needed to push a little harder and faster on that treadmill. I was easily reminded that my goals won’t be achieved unless I can pick myself up from hardships, too.
Find your motivation. Find a way to get back on the treadmill!