Dream of the finish and then get started

Mindset Monday

Whatever it is you desire – whatever you wish were true for your life, believe in yourself, dream of the finish, and then get started and keep going. One step at a time. Rain or shine.

Photo by Ruby Montalvo published on strong-woman.com
Start and then keep going.
Go the distance

The conditions for the annual San Antonio Rock and Roll Marathon and Half Marathon were miserable this year. It was cold and the rain was constant.

Even so, people of all different fitness levels and ages showed up to run the 13 or 26-mile course.

It’s hard to imagine running that distance being soaking wet from head to toe. There’s no way to stay dry. Those athletes could’ve stayed home and said, “Yeah, that’s gonna be horrible. I’m not doing that.”

Photo by Ruby Montalvo published on strong-woman.com
One step at a time

But they didn’t. Everyone out on that course made a decision to show up at the starting line and run the course, one step at a time, one mile at a time, until they crossed the finish line.

Truly awesome.

Isn’t the same true for any goal, aspiration, hope, or desire?

Dream of the finish line, but don’t expect to start there.

The only way to cross the finish line is to cross the starting line.

In between, you’ll need determination, grit, commitment, and action. When things get tough and uncomfortable, stay strong in your belief.

And then keep moving forward. One step at a time; one mile at a time.

Amazing things are accomplished by those who start and then keep going. Rain or shine. There’s no reason it can’t be you.

4 thoughts on “Dream of the finish and then get started

  • December 5, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    Very true. Small accomplishments lead to big results but you get no results if you don’t start

    • December 6, 2016 at 12:16 pm

      Agree! Thanks : )

  • December 19, 2016 at 9:05 am

    Such a great analogy, especially after having experienced both this year’s RnR course and my own race to a healthier lifestyle. It’s never easy, but it CAN be done! Now to write down some new SMART goals and a plan. Thanks Ruby for keeping us inspired and motivated.

    • December 19, 2016 at 9:41 pm

      Definitely! Congratulations on completing your first half marathon, especially in such challenging conditions. You’re doing great! And here’s to continued success in 2017!

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