It’s not all about the glory.
But the seconds or minutes of glory that we sometimes get make all the other times bearable or even worthwhile.
Promise me you’ll do yourself a favor: Choose something that you feel is really important to accomplish. See it through to the very end no matter how hard it is. Revel in the glory of your accomplishment. Then remember that feeling when the hard times hit. You won’t regret it. I promise.
You don’t have to get gold in the Olympics or produce a number one hit single to feel the glory, by the way. Little things work too.
Maybe you’ve always wanted to learn to make a two-tiered cake. Do it. And revel in the glory your kids will give you.
Maybe you’ve always wanted to learn a language. Or get a degree in something. Or start a small business of your own.
Maybe you simply want to get fit and never thought for a second that you’d be able to run a whole ten kilometers. (more…)