Thursday, May 10, 2012

CAN

A very wise friend of mine once said that CAN'T stands for Certainly Are Not Trying.
I've quoted this phrase many times since as I completely believe it.

This morning I saw this photo up on facebook
My first thought was.... this is great, here is my inspiration for today.

Then I got thinking about it a little more and CAN'T popped into my head.   What exactly can I not do?  I suppose if my thought process was, "geez if I cannot fly to space today then I suppose I am not gonna go for my run tonight"

However if I look at it in the form of WHERE I am right now then I suppose I could say, "I am unable to run 5K at this time in my life so why bother running at all tonight"

But I WILL run 5K..... maybe not today, or even tomorrow..... but I WILL run 5K by the end of June.
I won't even talk about my future goal... it is too big right now and scares me too much to think about it... instead I will focus on the 5K race July 1st.

This quote is more appropriate.
Take baby steps along the way and in the end you will have reached your goal






3 comments:

ainnirbard said...

Or the song from one of the annual Christmas re-runs: "Put one foot in front of the other, and soon you'll be walking across the floor"?

I need to work on my own goals...so you aren't alone.

coffee and cigarettes said...

I know you can do it, and think of all the amazing side effects that come out of a seemingly humble goal. After 5km it is only minutes longer for 10k but can add years of healthy life. The experience, the new people, travel....nice!

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