You Miss 100% of the Shots You Don’t Take – August Healthy Living/Fitness Blogger Writing Challenge – Aug. 13th
It’s Day 13 of the August blogging challenge. I’m hanging in there. Today I’m channeling my inner Great One. Growing up, I heard thousands of times “You’ll never know if you never try” courtesy of my mother. She and Wayne Gretzky would make great besties. So I tried. Sometimes I failed miserably. But I learned from my mistakes and kept on going. Other times, I was rewarded greatly for taking a risk. I have had many people tell me they wish they had my luck. It’s not luck really. It’s not being afraid to put myself out there.
Exhibit A – A few months ago I blogged about walking into a local running store to buy a new pair of shoes. They didn’t have my shoes, but they did offer me a job as a running coach for their beginner class this fall. It pays to take a chance. Literally.
Tomorrow’s challenge is to write about a “what if” moment. My goal in life is to have a few of those as possible. I don’t want to look back in 30, 40, 50 years and wonder what could have been. I’d much rather look back and say that I did everything I could to live the life I wanted. No regrets!