Just run to the next light pole

Photo courtesy of Billy Wilson (Creative Commons)

Photo courtesy of Billy Wilson (Creative Commons)

Sometimes on a long run I just want to stop. I am too hot or too cold, my breathing is ragged, or my legs are tired. There are days when I’m struggling from mile one.

Those are the days that I have to break down the distance and quit thinking in terms of miles to go. There are days when I have to tell myself to run at least to the next light pole and then decide whether to walk.

And you know what?

I usually keep running and finish my goal.

Following your goals and your dream can be the same way. There are going to be days when you just want to quit and take the easy way out. There is so much hard work ahead, and tough decisions to be made. There are sacrifices today in order to be successful tomorrow.

So it makes sense to break it down and just run to the next light pole. Just make it to that next mini-goal, and then decide whether to keep going.

I bet you finish your goal.