Hello from Virginia! I arrived yesterday after two delayed flights but we still made it here.
I’m running the Marine Corps Marathon this weekend and decided to bring my mom along too. I’ve been working really hard to make this trip possible and this is the one thing I wanted to do in life besides go to China. I am having a very blessed year.
Last night we went to dinner at this place called Cosi. I have to shout out to how good this place was. Our options were Subway or Cosi because it was late and this stuff was close to the hotel. Cosi seemed like an elevated Subway and it was delicious. The calorie counts were on the menu and it costs about the same as Subway. I got the Shanghai chicken salad and it was delicious. I’ll probably end up eating there again.
Anyway, the conversation turned to anyone being anything they ever wanted if they worked for it. I’m a true believer in this theory. I think there is a twisted misconception that things are supposed to come easy to you, but the fact is you have to work for everything. Once upon a time, I complained about having to work so much harder for things to get the same result as other people. I know there is a whole race and woman minority thing that comes a long with that thinking that won’t add or detract anything from this argument so I won’t discuss that any further.
I feel like I’m living proof of this. Yes, Willie and lost the weight because we putt in the work behind it. But for me it’s more about the after, I wanted/want to do so many things that people deemed impossible or too much but I’m still doing it. By changing our lifestyle and losing the weight, I did learn that hard work paid off over time which gave me to strength and courage to explore new avenues in life and start on a new career path. I’m still a work in progress, but I’m working hard to get what I want.
But I truly believe that if you want something bad enough, you can and will achieve it. You have to put in the work behind it though. Everything takes work and practice and everything is not going to be easy. Isn’t that what makes achieving it so much better? Doesn’t sometimes make a victory a little more sweeter when you accomplish something people never thought you would do?
Whatever it is you’re trying to accomplish, it will never come to fruition if you don’t take the steps to get started. Weight loss. new career. getting out of debt, running a marathon, building a fence…Whatever it is make a plan, follow the steps, put in the work and you will get it. Hard work does pay off but sometimes it just takes time. Be patient, stay focused and make it happen.
Do you believe if you work hard at something you can be whatever you want?