I used to be a runner and I had goals to complete 1000 race miles before turning 50. My passion for running started when I was 43, running became my world. After a year of injuries in 2015, I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis my world would change forever. My blog is not to seek sympathy, it's about my new journey to shift my goals and reshape my life. Without having big goals and dreams it's easy to just make excuses. Shift your life, shape your life, and Be_again!
Dream; contemplate the possibility of doing something or that something might be the case. The key word here is not dream, it’s contemplate. Why don’t most people act on their dreams? I know that I’m a guilty of this myself. Is it because of fear, discomfort, financial risk, uncertainty, and or failure? Why don’t most of us follow our dreams? For me personally, it was all of these which lead to complacency. However, how do you measure success? Success; the accomplishment of an aim or purpose. So should my success actually be measured from the simple fact that I’m acting on that dream?
Every morning that you wake up, you have a choice; you can ask yourself “how will I live my life today?” Will I just sit back and watch the world run my life, or will I follow my dreams and base my success on the fact that I choose my own path. I know, pretty deep right?…In February of 2015, when I was diagnosed with PsA, I gave up on a lot of dreams. However recently, I woke up and said why, why did I give up on those dreams? Not all dreams are perfect, they just need a little shaping right?
I personally gave up on participating in a 50 miler, a 100 miler, and even a through hike of the Appalachian Trail. Why? Because I feared failure, and now I know that I was measuring success all wrong. Stay tuned…because I dream to inspire.
Salamonie Reservoir February 2017 – Bloodroot Trail
I'm just an average guy blessed with a great wife, awesome family, and some true friends. Just trying to shift and shape myself through this thing called life to find my true inner peace...Come hike with me and we'll get lost so that we can find ourselves.
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