Not even 2 slogging miles. Absolute garbage.
But this isn’t about running.
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Croix Sather breaking the Death Valley Solo Unassisted Record, 2011. Photo by C. Nocera
I woke up and I just wasn’t into it. Just didn’t want to put any miles in. But I did something. Anything is better than nothing.
Then I started to run and it got worse. Then the mind trash starting echoing in my head, “Run you wimp. You’re better than this. Why bother if this is all you can do.”
When something is important, you find a way to move a little closer to your goal. Do something, anything, to move you forward. So I kept slogging (slow jog) along.
Confucius said, “It doesn’t matter how slow you go, as long as you do not stop.”
When you do nothing, you go backwards. Everything is growing or it is dying. Nothing stays the same.
When you do nothing you atrophy. You get weaker.
When you do nothing, you loose traction. You get left behind. You become obscure.Your relationships wither. People forget about you.
When you do nothing, you rust. Your strength and endurance fade. You get weak. You get fat.
When you do nothing, your self-respect dims. Your confidence retreats.
When you do nothing, others shy away from you. Not right away, but eventually. The crowd goes home. Your friends “have other things to do.” One day you will find yourself alone.
If you do nothing, but default, you lose.
When you do nothing, by default, you fail.
When it’s important, but you don’t feel like doing what is necessary, do something anyway. Do anything. Even if the effort is lame, you are a million miles ahead of where you’d be if you didn’t start.
If you did something, then tomorrow will be easier. Tomorrow will be better. Because today you didn’t give up. You didn’t go backwards.
A boss once told me, “Any action is better than no action. I’d rather you make a good effort and be wrong, then to do nothing.”
To doing something,
Croix Sather is a professional Inspirational Speaker. He has been on TEDx Las Vegas and TEDx NYC, and has spoken for the biggest names in the Fortune 500. Croix went from a non-runner to a run across America. He then broke the world record running through Death Vally Unassisted. Click here to contact Croix