You could be the most talented runner out there, and if you don’t have heart, you most likely will never reach your full potential.
And by heart, I mean:
- Always trying your best
- Not always focusing on the outcome
- Being kind to those less talented than yourself
- Keep trying despite setbacks
Talent will only get you so far, but heart will help you soar to goals you never even imagined.
I particularly like the quote above. It’s so easy to get caught up in striving to be better, to earn PRs, to place in your age group. We forget that, as the saying goes, a journey of a thousand miles starts with just one step, or in runner speak: a marathon is hundreds of miles; the finish is the last 26.2.
We forget if we don’t train with our heart throughout all our training — the warm ups, the cool downs, the exercises we know we should be doing but don’t, the runs we really don’t like — we are much less likely to be successful.
It’s the journey, not the destination. I need to remind myself of that more often!
Whereever you go, go with all your heart.
I’m linking up with Deb’s Wednesday Word — click through and read what others bloggers have to say about heart. It’s always fascinating how everyone has a different take on it!