"Have a specific plan, if you don’t have a specific plan then you just wander around. You could have the best ship or plane in the world, but if you haven’t a specific goal of where you want to go and when you want to get there, you will just drift around and never get anywhere." -Arnold Schwarzenegger
I've lived most of my life without a clear direction. I always had a general idea, 'I want to be faster, I want to live here, I want to go to school for this, do this for work', etc.
However, I've been easily persuaded to change plans. Not by other people, but by curve balls or bumps in the road.
For the past year and a half, I've had injury after injury, set back after set back. I'm not going to lie, sometimes I just want to say fuck it, I'm done with running.
But, I don't want to give up so easily. I've given up, changed courses in other areas of my life. And I regret those actions now. I don't want to regret my running career.
Truly setting goals scares the shit out of me. Because with a clear goal, a clear plan, there is the risk of disappointment. And I hate being disappointed.
But I can't live my life in fear; in fear of disappointment or fear of failure.
“It is impossible to live without failing at something unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.” -J.K. Rowling
And if your goals don't scare you, they aren't big enough. (Or say they say).
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