“Somehow, though, I realized that I can run that marathon, swim across the sea, or climb in the mountains. I don’t have to lose weight to be that person. I’d been that person all along and just didn’t realize it.”
That’s a quote from Sean McBride, who gave us two recent enjoyable and inspiring reads.
The first one describes how he stopped waiting to get to his ideal weight, and started to train for his goal of climbing in the Himalyas anyway:
The second one digs deeper into the philosophy of self-acceptance, going even beyond it to the radical idea of enjoying your life, just as you are.
His articles make me consider how much of my life I’ve been waiting to live until “someday,” when all of the conditions are right.
How much of our life would be better if we simply brought the starting line to where we are now?