In the Head

One of the most inspirational people I have ever met once told me once to “be brilliant”. In essence, I took that to mean don’t worry about whether you have the ability to do something. Take that as read, as a given.  It said instead that your ability to give your best that day was down to your mental state. It was how you presented your talent, the attitude that you took with you into work that day.

“Hardest Step is the First”
(Image © lazojoey 2013)

That stays with me as I set off to run. Because put simply running is not about the physical restrictions. It’s in the mind. And yet we use the physical as a reason not to run every day. Too tired, have an ache. We use the physical as a reason to stop, to slow down whilst on a run. But it’s not the physical that tells you to stop, it’s your mental approach. Your head can come up with a million reasons why you are too busy to run, too tired, too achy to run but your legs never well. Conquer the mind and your legs will always follow. 

Think about it, when was the last time your head didn’t want you to get out of bed to run? When was the last time your head told you to leave it till tomorrow. And then when was the last time your head said to you after a run “that was a bad idea”. Guessing never.

So physically you can do it. Take that as read. Believe you can do it. Believe you can be brilliant. And you will be.