I want you to pause each day this week to consider what you want to BE. (Not have. Not do.)
There was a study done of philanthropist millionaires who started life with very little. They didn’t inherit money from their parents. They didn’t land a miracle job. Yet they built fortunes over the course of their lives and ended up dedicating much of their time and money to the care of those less fortunate than themselves. The study was to see at what point they became philanthropic in their focus. The answer (not surprising) was that there was no point at which this happened. They were always generous people who gave a portion of their earnings to good causes. You don’t become generous with the acquisition of money. You don’t become confident with the acquisition of status. You don’t become disciplined with a body built through dieting.
BE the person you aspire to. Make the choices you admire. Breathe deeply and release anxiety. First BE. The ‘do’ will flow. The ‘have’ is inevitable.
Yesterday I witnessed a man in his 50s run 62 km by himself. (I ran about 8.) It took him 6 hours and 30 minutes. Wow. In looking at your lifestyle goals…
Dream big. Train hard and accept the pace of improvement – it happens over time. Set a race pace that can take you all the way. Don’t stop until you cross the finish line.
You can do it.