Seriously. Just Stop.

Life is too damn precious. Too short. Too meaningful and too fun to let it be wasted by negativity, fear and sell-doubt, over-thinking, under-planning, and indecision

Imagine what your life would be like if you did all the things you said you wanted to do? It would be awesome right? Well, what is stoping you? Not me or anyone else. But something, somewhere inside your head, is saying “No, you can’t”.

Bullshit.

Label that voice with whatever moniker you like – it doesn’t matter. As soon as you even acknowledge it’s presence, you submit defeat.

And think about where you want to be in say, 20 years, 30 years, 50 years?

Would you prefer to be looking back with regret at not doing that thing that scared you? That race you always talked about? That session you always avoided because it hurt?

Or would you prefer to stand proud and say you did it. Or even if you didn’t quite get there, that the journey itself was amazing?

Life is too short for regrets like that.

The beauty of it all is that you have complete control over what you want.

Find what the tools that you need, the support you need and get out there and chase.

You want to race your first Ironman? Do it! You want to run a sub3 marathon? Do it! You want to get better at climbing? DO. IT.

The only thing that will hold you back is your fear of failing; “But what will everyone think of me?”, “What if I don’t succeed?”

No one cares. And they shouldn’t. They should be focused on their own journey, their own missions.

How far would you have gotten in life if after taking your first step and falling over, you said “Right, that’s me done then – I can’t do it”. It didn’t happen.

In fact you were smart enough to take more and more steps until you could walk. It is no different for anything else that you want.

You might need to fall over several times to break that hour goal. So be it. Of course you can refine your learning along that journey (that would be smart), you can optimise the pathways for sure.

But you are going to have to fail.

And if you are not prepared to do that (fail, at least once) then you need to question your belief. Is it truly what you want? Are you living someone else’s dream?

There is not enough time in the day, weeks in a year for excuses, complaints, or being your own victim. You only have a certain amount of time to play with – what are you doing with it?

Life is precious. Enjoy every moment of it chasing what it is that you want.

Coach Pete

– Dedicated to the beautiful Lynda Hickman.

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