So the belief existed as fact - a sub-4-minute mile was simply impossible. And then... it wasn't.
Often times it is tough to close the door on one phase of our life or even one event in our life. Endings are difficult - no doubt about it. Whether that ending is a season of life where you came away with the championship, or ended up winless, the fear of what's next can be very real. During times like these, we must remind ourselves that every ending is the opportunity for a new beginning. A fresh start that is full of new possibilities. Where are you in our own cycle of endings and new beginnings? Are you stuck in the past - afraid to let go, or are you hungry and ready to embrace a new beginning and all the opportunity and possibility that comes with it?
What are the challenges in your life that scare you? What is that 'thing' that feels impossible to take on? What is your Beast? We all tell ourselves stories about what we can't do. We aren't smart enough, strong enough, experienced enough, in good enough shape disciplined enough... we aren't... enough. Today I challenge you to confront and Battle Your Beast.
We may think we are still in the game by playing it at half speed... playing it safe, yet in reality we are holding ourselves and those around us back from truly accomplishing great things. Today we all need to take a look in the mirror and ask ourselves if we are playing our game - our job - our life, at full speed - or are we holding back somewhere? If that answer is no - that we aren't playing at full speed - then today is the day that we will elevate our game and start playing at full speed in all areas of our life.
The beautiful thing about our lives is the ability to choose - we can choose to be average, or we can choose to be great. The choice is ours, but let's remember: “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” ― Neale Donald Walsch