Too many people in this world are “realists.” They expect the worst, give the worst, and never push beyond where they think they can go. Why do we do this to ourselves? I think that when God or the higher spirit, whatever you want to call it, made us, there were no limits placed on what we could do as human beings. We have done that to ourselves. Society tells us all of these negative things and everyone is just getting by. Why don’t you think about challenging yourself and go for your dream?
Rephel and I were taking a walk yesterday through the neighborhood and there was this one house that was for sale. It was a $500,000 house and the one that you dream about when you are a little girl. As an adult, your mind tells you, “you will never have that house…you are 30 years old and have no money saved…how can you ever get that?” If you keep listening to that voice, that is just where you will end up for the rest of your life. Never dreaming or hoping for anything greater. When I was at the gym this morning I was skimming through Essence magazine. (I can’t stand steady state cardio on the elliptical or stairclimber but I do it because it is a necessary evil, so sometimes I will have a magazine to look at…even if it is the same page the whole time!) A trainer was discussing goals and she said that we need to shoot past the realistic. If we just stick with the “realistic” goals we often sell ourselves short and have a “just in case I don’t make it” attitude. If we set our goals high above where we thought we could ever be it makes us work much harder. Go figure! When you are exercising, train like an athlete. Develop a professional mind-set, create a plan and stick to it! Are you not sick and tired of being stuck in your rut and never getting to where you want to be? Stop acting like that and get out there are do the work! You can do it but only if you have a plan, train like an athlete, and stick with it. You deserve it don’t you?
“Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.”-Gail Devers