Perseverance - Finish what you Start
January 1st this year I posted a blog where I committed to blogging 3 times a week. It wasn't supposed to be a New Year's Resolution, but more of a true promise to my readers. Unfortunately, I have recently "fallen off the wagon". Sadly, it's not just the blogging that has suffered my bad attitude, my running has too.
Many of you know I'm training for the half marathon again this year. It's the Country Music half Marathon on April 24th. Less than 2 weeks away. I'm not feeling prepared. Though I have kept up my running throughout the year and put in the miles I hit a roadblock almost 2 weeks ago and have had trouble getting past it.
This morning as I did my Bible study, I re-read the section on Perseverance. WOW I really needed that. This is what Wikipedia says about perseverance:
The first thing I did after reading my email this morning was to log in to Active Rain. There on the front page was Bob Stewart's post Life by Default.....or a LIFE! By DESIGN (And Win an iPad) challenging me yet again to get with the program.
It's too easy to give up when the going gets tough. I'm tired working too many hours, frustrated with the market, nothing to blog about. Too tired to run, it's too hot (it was too cold just a couple months ago) or my hip hurts. There's always going to be a reason NOT to do it.
Today, I'm going to do both and not complain about it. At 11 this morning I'm going to meet Traci and we'll run. It'll be hot. So what. I'll run a little slower. It's not about the speed, it's about finishing. It's about getting things done.
Guess what. After I had this mental attitude adjustment I got an email. It was from a lady who logged into my website and filled out the contact information. I picked up the phone and called her. SHE ANSWERED. And I asked her if she was looking to Buy or Sell. She said BOTH and went on to tell me that she had read my Blog! I'm meeting with her and her husband on Saturday. After I run of course!