The combination of these four words drive. me. nuts.
Isn’t it funny how you will tell some people your plans, and the first thing they automatically do is go to the negative. What? You really think you can do it? No, you can’t….
I am a firm believer of this insight from Mr. Disney.
I feel like if you can wrap your mind around something — and in some cases, this may be the most challenging of going after your dreams — you can do it.
One of the biggest dreams I had in my life, ever since I was a little girl, was to live in NYC. It was a dream that was so big, I didn’t really know how and if it would ever be made possible. It took a lot of planning, a lot of money, and a lot of faith, but it happened.
Bringing it back to running, the moment I finished my first marathon in 4 hours (thank you 4 months to a 4 hour marathon training plan), I had a little thought in the back of my head… maybe someday I could run the Boston Marathon.
It seemed like a crazy idea. At the time, it meant that I had to cut 20 minutes off my time. 20 minutes seemed a little bizarre.
With hard work, a lot of sweat, some tears, and a ton of animal crackers, I did it three years later… with a marathon time of 3:40.47.
And the latest thing I’m dreaming of? (Well, besides that elusive sub-3:30 marathon that I’ve been clinging to for years.)
Writing a book. This too has been in my mind for a long time. But it’s been a lot of can I really do this?
Of course, those naysayers would love to jump in and tell me no, you can’t. Are you crazy? You can’t do it.
It’s up to you to take those words out of their mouth and stomp on it. Use it to fuel your passion, to make your dream even more attainable. After all, if you can dream it… you can do it.
What’s something you’ve accomplished that you never thought you would?
Any dreams you are currently pursuing/thinking about going for?
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