I thought that I had reached my potential as a runner. Looking back, now, I see that I was getting in the way of what my true potential was. Philippians 4:13 tells me that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. I had to change my attitude.
If you have the right attitude and commitment, you can do anything. I continued to run and slowly built up my strength, lost 40 lbs. and committed to doing more than I ever thought possible. I decided to journal along the way. This journaling turned into my book, published this past fall titled, A Marathon Journey: Lessons in Goal Setting.
I ran my first marathon in April 2014 at the Country Music Marathon in Nashville, TN. The photo is from this years Country Music Marathon as I completed my third marathon in just about a one year time span. Just two years ago, I would never have thought that this was possible. I was stopping myself from reaching my potential.
I have spoke to many people that said that they would love to run a half or full marathon but did not see how it was possible because they were not runners. I did not run more than a mile until the fall of 2012 when I started running at the age of 52. I let them know that it just takes the right attitude and commitment. This approach to goal setting does not limit itself to running. It can be applied to all areas of your life.
What areas are you wanting to grow in and do more things? What is stopping you? Is it you? Ask for God's strength and guidance in your life and experience your true potential. This does not mean that everything that you do will be easy. It takes commitment on your part. To be able to run a marathon, it took many hours of training and logging numerous miles on the track at the gym and along the greenway in Nashville. I signed up for a training program and ran with a group every Saturday for 4 months.
I am a motivational speaker based in Nashville, TN and would love to come speak to your group or organization about goal setting or just be able to share my story of how my life has changed as I put more trust in God's will in my life. Let me help you realize your potential. Please e-mail me if I can help you or you would like to talk to me about speaking possibilities.