The Miracle Isn’t That I Finished

Last year when we went to pick up my bib and runner’s stuff (backpack… goodies…. ) and to see what the ‘expo’ was supposed to be all about… I found a wicked cool booth with T-shirts and other stuff all about John “The Penguin” Bingham.  The miracle isn’t that I finished… it is that I had the courage to start…

I frequent his website… it makes me smile.

Today (it’s been kind of a long year) I signed up for the 100 day challenge and was fortunate enough to be able to back date the chart because of yoga and my pissed off walk from yesterday at lunch time.  So I have 98 days to go… I think I will make it.

I think a lot about the quote that sent me to his website, though.  I’m not sure that miracle is quite where I am ready to go with it… But starting is what matters.

Every day I start.  Each and every day.  Some days I start where I left off the day before, but every day I start.  And so can you.  No matter what it is that you want to accomplish… loosing 5 pounds… loosing 50 pounds… writing a book (yeah mom…. I’m listening to what I’m saying)… learning a language… getting out of bed… whatever it is you want to do… in life… in your day… in the next ten minutes.

Sometimes (believe me I know that sometimes it is what I want to accomplish in the next ten minutes!) it really is that “the task you must do is the near” (Douglas Malloch).  The hardest part almost all the time is getting started…  once you have started, you are halfway there.

 

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