Luckily I’m Wild

“If you want to be a top athlete you have to be a little bit wild, not be an accountant.” Renato Canova

Luckily I’m wild. 😉

If you’ve ever run a race, you know this moment all too well:

Run your race. Run your pace.

Simple enough.

But if you’ve ever run a race, you know this moment all too well:

You’re pushing it. You’re running your heart out.

You could be running alone. You could be running with somebody. You could be running with a pack.

Somebody tries passing you. Somebody makes a move. Somebody pushes the pace.

What do you do? How do you react and respond?

In this moment we have to think on our feet and are forced to make a split-second decision.

Will we stay or will we go?

We can choose to stick to the game plan and play it safe.

We can answer the call, rise to the occasion, step out of our comfort zone, and take a chance.

Sometimes a push is what we need to get more out of ourselves.

No matter which option we choose, we’ll never know how the alternative would have played out.

I don’t know about you, but I’d rather go down swinging than ask myself “what if.”

We don’t know what we’re capable of until we fully exert ourselves.

I want to walk away knowing that I gave it my all and emptied the tank.

Challenge yourself. Push yourself to get a little bit more out of yourself.

Dig deep. No guts, no glory.

Predict the Future

What if we stopped trying to predict the future and just lived today?

Rip the Band-Aid Off Already

Rip the Band-Aid off already.

Stop thinking about it. Thinking about it is making it worse. Don’t prolong the suffering. Just do it.

Push Through It

Push through the negative moments.

Push through the negative thoughts and feelings. We undoubtedly will think them and feel them.

Guilty Pleasure

I’m selling a healthy lifestyle.

It’s a tough sell.

Maybe I’d have more success selling one of my guilty pleasures – old-fashioned doughnuts.

Refuse to Accept It

Refuse to accept the things we don’t like about the world.

If we accept it, it will continue.

If we don’t like it, object and do something about it.

Redefine

I’ve experienced tragedy.

I’ve been traumatized.

I’ve faced adversity.

I’ve had my fair share of issues and problems.

I’ve overcome obstacles.

I’ve been in pain.

I’ve struggled and suffered.

I’m scarred.

I’m still dealing with the remnants.

I’m still healing.

But you know what, more than any of that, I’m blessed.

Somebody recently told me that I live a charmed life.

He’s right.

I’m blessed. I’m fortunate. I’m privileged. I’m lucky.

What did I do to deserve the goodness in my life?

I’m grateful.

Refuse to be defined by our past.

We can redefine ourselves. We can redefine our lives.

Choose to see the positive. Choose to see the light.

Hang Around the Right People

Hang around people who can make you better, want you to be better, and push you to be better while accepting you the way you are.