We all go through periods in our lives when we feel down, lost and unable to stick to our goals. Lately, I’ve been struggling with extreme self-doubt and insecurity, and recently had a conversation with my husband regarding all of these feelings. 632 more words
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We have all had that feeling. You just finished a workout and you are going over what just transpired in your head. You are thinking about what you did well and what you could have done better and you think to yourself, “I could have gone faster on that.” But during the workout, you had no idea that you were leaving anything on the table. 710 more words
Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live.
The realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness—an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives that you’ll never know existed, in which you might appear only once, as an extra sipping coffee in the background, as a blur of traffic passing on the highway, as a lighted window at dusk.
Almost Pavlovian, whenever anyone mention grit – I run a little clip in my mind from the movie True Grit (If you’re not familiar with the movie, it’s a western about 14 year old Mattie Ross who sets out on her own to settle her murdered father’s affairs and decides to hire dodgy US Marshall named Rooster Cogburn to help her find – and bring to justice – the man that killed her father.) She chose him because she heard he had “true grit.” They reluctantly join forces with a Texas Ranger, also looking for the same outlaw, and head out into Arkansas and Indian Territory (Oklahoma). 1,694 more words