When You Stand on the Start Line

WHEN YOU STAND ON THE START LINE

“When you stand on the Start Line, you join the club. When you stand at the Starting Line you earn your membership. Millions dream of being where you are. You are no longer a dreamer. You are a doer.

Thousands more started a training programme but never finished. They started with the same enthusiasm (or more than) you. They started with more or less the same physical gifts or disadvantages as you did. They had no more and no less reason to be successful than you.

But somewhere along the way, they lost that enthusiasm. Somewhere on the road or on the track or treadmill, they decided that the rewards just weren’t worth the effort. They decided that they could live without finding their limits, without challenging their expectations of themselves and without taking a hard look at their image of themselves.

You didn’t. If you’re standing at the Start Line, you’ve not only accepted the challenge, but you’ve also beaten back the demons. You’ve conquered your imagination and self-imposed limitations. You’ve gone further, got stronger and become tougher than you ever imagined.”

Anon (searched but couldn’t find an author – it was taken from a post on Runnersworld.co.uk)

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3 thoughts on “When You Stand on the Start Line

  1. Nice! Becoming a doer makes all the difference in life. When people tell me that they cannot run a marathon I say, not today but someday. The most important part is starting. If you never take the first step you will never reach your goals, whatever they may be.
    If you start something, stick with it and make slow but steady progress you will reach your goals. We’ve all given up on something in our lives, and many times. Reaching a goal like a race starting line is an incredible achievement.

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  2. Great motivational speech. Really sums up how well everybody has done to get to a stage of being ready & also gives that morale boost to have a great run!

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  3. Reblogged this on runwithchips and commented:

    For all those running London on Sunday – go go DLRR!

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