I am a girl who loves mountains, changing seasons, running, true backpacking, strong coffee, and knitting with high quality yarn.
When something bad happens, you have three choices: let it define you, let it destroy you, or let it strengthen you.
The purpose of life is to discover and develop your gift. The meaning of life comes from sharing your gift with others. - David Viscott
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
11 commandments of wildly successful person.
But to keep you entertained, here is a passage from one of the latest books I came across (see name of the post). Actually, they came from the book for women, but I don't think it matters.
1. One size does not fit all - create your own definition of success.
2. Take responsibility for your career.
3. Change your thinking, change your life.
4. When the odds are against you, defy the odds.
5. Fantasize your future but create your game plan.
6. Get ready, get set - RISK.
7. When somebody says "you can't", say "watch me!"
8. Become financially savvy
9. See mistakes as road signs, not road blocks.
10. Enjoy your work and your life.
11. Give back to keep the cycle of success going.
Hey, I like it! As usual, when the running gets tough, the thinking about other stuff than running comes to mind. Been at a beginning of a change is a scary, yet exhilarating place to be. It is actually more exciting than anything else. I've spent so many years saying for whatever is that I am not happy about that I need a "better time frame" to do changes, that I finally realized there is never a "better time frame", ever.
In reality, I don't even want to talk about it, rather do it. In reality, I don't want to talk about anything right now but one thing and I don't want to talk about it either. So you'll have to wait till I do the Gorge run and come up with some inspirational endorphin-driven story on that, since I can't simply write facts without emotions:)
I do want to add one thing my friend Lisa S-B forwarded to me.
I am preparing to run a staggering 302 miles and biking 508 more to raise money for AIDS Orphans Rising - an incredible charity that saves so many lives. I did something similar in 2006 and succeeded in raising $294,000. The website is lisas810, visit it and if you feel compelled, donate a little.
I WILL be thinking of my dear friends Rick, Bobby, Meghan, Carilyn, Chris and Darla and Mark running Kettle Moraine 100 this weekend, and Catra, Andy and Xy running San Diego 100, standing right here, at the tip of the Devil's trail:) Go, kick butts!