Too far...too heavy...too much...
These are the mantras of the quitter. Now, don't get me wrong. I realize that there are people who possess certain handicaps that hamper them in many ways. Yet, every day you turn on the news and hear about a guy with one finger playing concert piano or that 87-year-old lady who just ran her first marathon.
The reality is that accomplishment resides in desire.If you WANT something, then you can make it happen. The key is to work at it every single day and commit yourself to it completely. It is not about if you do this one thing and are the best or fastest or whatever...it is simply a matter of if you REACH the goal.
You have to start with small attainable steps that lead you to that finish line. Stop telling yourself what you CAN'T do...my grandmother used to say, "Can't couldn't do a thing." Even more important DO NOT LET OTHERS TELL YOU WHAT YOU CAN'T DO. More often than not, they don't want you to succeed because then it will diminish their own self-worth. Surround yourself with people who will cheer you on. Cut out the negative people like you would weeds in a garden.
Just as important...allow yourself to have setbacks. Very rarely does everything go according to plan. That is life. It is okay to stumble. The key is to get up just one more time than you fall.
So...start today. And declare it publicly. There are studies that show a person is more apt to reach a goal if they let others know about it. It adds a sense of accountability or some such nonsense.
My goal is to run a half-marathon distance (just over 13 miles) be the end of summer, and to participate (and finish) in a half-triathalon by next summer. So what is your goal?