” I am running my own race, it’s the best I can do. I am setting my own pace and to myself being true.”
written by me.
So I often wonder in life how we learn to get back up and keep going? Is it the hardships that some of us more than others bear that make us so much more resilient? Is it character? Is it genetic? Is it the people we meet along the way that have an impact on us? How do you not focus on what everyone else is achieving? How do you stay focused on what you want?
Whatever it is I have the ability to always get back up, to keep my chin up, to run my own race. I am a glass half full kind of gal. I veer away from the negative because I know it won’t get me anywhere. And I want to go places. Not places as in travel-I do want that but I am talking about inward places. Achievements. Goals. Dreams. I am a big dreamer.
I am also a goal setter. I do not always achieve what I set out to, but I always learn something in the journey it takes to get there. However I do get disappointed. There are things that I have wanted and did not get. It sucks when you want something so badly. I take the time to reflect on it and put it into perspective. And usually when I am reflecting something wonderful happens.
It is so easy to get side-tracked from what we want in life. It may also seem like everyone else is getting ahead, doing amazing things, creating and collaborating, moving ahead. How do you not focus on what everyone else is achieving? How do you stay focused on what you want? How do you not feel like you’ve been left behind?
Tough questions. Myself, I visualize. My blinders are on. My race on a track full of the most awesome thoroughbreds. We all want the same thing. To achieve a desire or a want. Some of us win the race the first time. Some of us it takes a few times on the track to win. Winning doesn’t always mean first place. For some it can be just a step up from being last. That’s a win.
For others winning is continuing the journey and not dropping out. There are many sides to winning and to each of us it means something different. There are many races to be run.
I believe we make our own opportunity. They say Opportunity only knocks once. I don’t think so. I think it keeps knocking until we are ready to open the door to something new.
My door is open and so are my windows.