November 5, 2020

On The Fence?

What’s the biggest thing that’s stopping you?
We talk ourselves out of so many great things because of fear.
We fear failure or an uncertain outcome.

I wanted to run for years. I’d talk about it and think about it, but I never went for a run. I thought I was too old. It didn’t look easy. I didn’t have anyone to run with, plus I never really had time. And I had some nagging injuries, so I doubted that I even could.
One day I was watching my son’s baseball game. I’d been trying to think of something meaningful I could do to support my girlfriend with cancer, and there was this road race in town. Every year I would go, cheer the runners on, and say to myself, “next year.” There was a track at the field, and I watched runners doing laps. In between innings, I decided to test my running skills.
The rest is history, and 18 years later, here I am, an accomplished marathon runner. I often wonder what I could have done with my running if I hadn’t waited all those years to give it a try.

Today, I am no longer a fence sitter.
I jump right in.
Decide and dive!
I don’t ask why. I ask why not?
Whether it’s running, moving to a new location, changing careers, or trying a new diet, let’s go!

What’s the best way to stop procrastinating and jump off the fence?

Stop overthinking and do some fast math. If the pros outweigh the cons, jump. You can adapt, adjust, and make changes as you go. But first, you have to start.

Embrace the butterflies in your belly. Think of jumping off the fence like jumping into a cold lake. Remember, the anxiety you feel will disappear almost immediately.

New things are scary. I get it. But they are also exciting. Think adventure!

The more you put yourself in the game instead of sitting on the sidelines, making the next move gets easier and easier.

Cheers to jumping OFF the fence!

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About Susan Wheeler
Mom of 4😊7 grands❤️ultra runner 🏃‍♀️natural health strategist🍇writer 🌶organic farm owner🥕
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