I have wanted to run a 1/2 marathon for years now, but it wasn’t until my casual want turned into a desire, that I started running 3-4 times weekly. New pursuits that last are built on strong foundations of desire.
The world works against good pursuits, so anything good is going to cost you comfort, and whispers to quit will always be in your ear. But when the pain starts, don’t stop.
Usually progress is slow, and today’s grind doesn’t show up until tomorrow. But keep grinding, because overtime it will produce growth.
After each long run (today 8 miles) I think, there is no way I can run 13.1! But then I remember two months ago I couldn’t run 8, and I trust the process while hoping in the future.
What do you really want?
Deeper relationships (God, spouse, kids, friends)? Better health, new skill, different job? If what you want is good, it will take desire, pain, perseverance, and hope to get it.
But don’t let that stop you.