Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
— Marcus Aurelius
Perspective is the Wednesday word this week.
My perspective on running for 40+ years of my life? I can’t run. It’s too hard.
And then once I decided I wanted to start running, and did start running: I won’t run outside. I’m not going to race. I’ll only do 5ks.
One of my favorite quotes from Hamlet:
There is nothing good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
— William Shakespeare
How true that quote is! All we have to do is change our perspective (point of view). Take just this morning, for instance. It was cold. Gray. Drizzly. Who wants to run in those conditions? One perspective is that it’s too nasty to run outdoors (or at all).
The other perspective is that running, even in a cold drizzle, would ultimately make me feel better.
I’ll leave you to guess which perspective I chose.