It is easy to quit, isn’t it? Sure it is. We’ve all done it at one time in our life. It is ok to admit it. You are not alone. But what happens if you keep going? What happens if we believe that we can do more? What happens if you prove everyone else wrong? I have been tempted in the last two weeks to quit something that I started. I think I have been feeling like it was a waste of time and never want to be in the way. But that would be taking the easy way out. That would be running. That would be the way I would have done things, but not anymore. Not today. One can never truly know when they are at the finish line…because maybe if they try harder and push themselves to do more, they accomplish even greater things than they ever imagined. How many of us start a diet or exercise regimen to only let it get the better of us? How many of us give up on a relationship before we ever really gave it a real test to let it be all that it could be? How many of us are afraid to follow what calls to us so we never really grow? You are meant for more. You are here for a reason. You are meant to serve. Being a runner, some people worry about the time they finish a 5k or 10k race, but not me. I want to just finish. Does that mean I don’t want to give it my best? No, not by any means. In fact, when I ran my half-marathon about 6 weeks ago, my goals were simple. Finish — don’t be last — don’t need medical assistance — be done before they pull up the traffic cones. I want to say, “I did that!” I wasn’t the fastest or the slowest and I did the best I could at the time I was doing it. Start something great today…but if you accept the responsibility that it comes with, know that you have to finish it. Finish what you start. Always.
Michelle Homme 2012 ©