Too many times in life we give up on running because its too tiring or overwhelming for our bodies. We exhaust ourselves out and decide to throw out the towel because its easier to sit on our couches and watch a good show with our big flat screen TVs while we eat another bag of Doritos. Yet, we are missing the experience of a lifetime of training our hearts and mind to enjoy life to the fullest. We aren’t going to see life unravel in a small TV screen. No, we’re going to see life happen while running through different sceneries and experiencing new opportunities that life has to offer us. Why just lay back and do nothing?
I’m not saying that you can’t have a time to relax and enjoy leisure activities. Heck, I enjoy laying my big behind in front of a big flat screen TV and watch American Horror Story (now, that show still keeps my heart racing). But there needs to be a balance in how you spend your time. You can either spend your whole life on that couch watching other amazing people do amazing things or start running towards your dreams. If you want to be the one to land that rewarding career or get that college diploma, then go after it with every fiber of your being. Also, take some time for yourself and the people that matter the most in your life. Go out on dates, hang out with friends, and just enjoy being a real person with likes and dislikes. Just keep running after what you want and the people that matter the most to you. Don’t cut yourself short and only focus on one aspiration, however, be a multitasker.
Multitask all the dreams, people, and hobbies in your life that brings you happiness and love. Learn to chase after new opportunities but don’t forget to rest every once in awhile and just enjoy the view. Make sure to prioritize the important things in life like family, friends, and a significant other because those are real people not a “next” opportunity. While, a career is significant to have for fulfillment or to pay the bills, there is almost always another opportunity in the horizon if something doesn’t work out. People, on the other hand, are not always going to be there in your life. Especially when you decide to choose a career over the people that matter most to you. Keep running after your dreams, but be careful not to exhaust yourself out.
Run after everything and everyone that makes your life great. Literally, RUN AWAY from people and situations that bring the worst out of you. Be confident and take care of your priorities. Train your body, soul, and mind to the point where it doesn’t just lay back and watch life pass by, but it goes forward without haste. Lose that extra weight and run freely because so many people in this world don’t even have the legs to run. So run with purpose!
“Do not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run so that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things…So I do not run aimlessly and I do not look as one beating the air. But I discipline my body and keep it under control. Lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.”
– I Corinthians 9: 24-27