Ride, Then Recall the Road Less Travelled
Take on a personal challenge, the accomplishment of which will bolster your spirits and self-confidence for years to come.
Conceive of something that the vast majority of others couldn’t, or wouldn’t do.
And then do it.
Go way beyond your comfort zone, deny the doubts (your own, and those of others), and enjoy the journey, however rigorous it might be.
Then when you get there — when you achieve your goal and reach your destination –savor your success.
Ponder the bigger picture. Remind yourself that if you can do that, you can do anything.
It worked for me.
Recently, I rode my bicycle 622 miles, from Louisville, CO. to Ogden, UT., to see my son, Zach, perform in a drum and bugle corps show.
En route: five mountain passes, and intense heat, wind, smoke, and fatigue.
And three flat tires.
Finally, on Day 8, I arrived.
I pedaled into Ogden with a mantra as well as a memory, a phrase I’ll pull out the next, and every time times are tough:
Remember the Ride.