I watched a ridiculous movie a while back. I mean RIDICULOUS! A few of my friends and even my husband had been quoting the movie so they thought it prudent to educate me. And ‘educate’ is a word I loosely use here. In it, two wrestlers try to become stronger by eating eagle’s eggs.
Why am I bringing this up —
Recently I’ve been re-examining things. It’s a good thing to do – some things stay, some things go. It’s why my favorite color is no longer pink, and I don’t want to be a ballerina. Lately my love for motivational posters came across the chopping block. You know them, they’re plastered over all social media:
Like this one:
Or one I always get a kick out of:
These were all great when I was starting out as a runner 3 years ago. But I’ve come to realize, those eagle eggs are a LIE! They give me no NUTRIENTS! (I’m quoting the movie now – Good Glory!!)
Motivation is supposed to make me feel like doing something. Therein is the problem! If I conducted my life based on my FEELINGS we’d all be in a whole lot of trouble! I don’t want to do many things I know I should.
How do I get them done then? No eagle eggs, but by determination.
Determination is a decision not based on transient conditions, like feeling or weather. Less susceptible to excuses and hard to reason out of. Determination makes a way.
All that being said, don’t be stupid! This is a bad time to be stubborn about going for run:
and so it this —
Take care of yourself and those who need you. I hope that goes without saying! But at the same time, quit with the wishy-washy feelings and just decide! (I’m preaching to myself here). Quit looking for eagle eggs to give you powers! Decide and do!
I have so much I want to do, it’s unreal! I’ve started blogging about it here. But none if it will get done if I don’t decide I’m doing it. That 2015 Half Marathon? It won’t happen if I don’t decide.
I wonder if I’d get a lot further if instead of making yet another resolution (at New Year’s or otherwise), I pull out my chopping block instead? Get rid of the clutter, focus and go!