What if…

What if…

While sitting at my desk today, I heard a song that I’ve heard many times but always seem to get excited from; Switchfoot – “This is Your Life”. The chorus simply says, “This is your life. Are you who you want to be?” Ironically, I had also just finished reading a blog post from Linsey Corbin explaining how she is always looking forward and doesn’t want to ever look back and say, “What if…” I like to think that I’m a fairly determined, disciplined and forward-thinking individual, but there are definitely a lot of times when I lack motivation, decide to pass up on something or just not explore an opportunity. After these circumstances, I’m almost always left thinking “what if” and frustrated that I let an opportunity go. These have never been major, life-changing events but still have been opportunities to grow and challenge myself.

This isn’t a sustainable behavior and is definitely not a habit I can afford to form. What is life without change, challenge and being stretched? A life without these things is one that fosters a lot of what-ifs. I’m challenging myself, and I challenge anyone that is reading this, to find one new thing that is difficult, scary, or seemingly impossible and do it. Whether that’s committing to not hitting the snooze button in the morning (that’s me), giving time and money until it hurts or racing a new distance you will experience growth.

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