You don’t have to fast. But you’d better be fearless.
Christopher McDougall in his National Bestseller book – “Born to Run – A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen” quotes above lines while praising the fearless Tarahumara Indians who have honed the ability to run hundreds of miles without rest or injury.
This quote can be generalized for any new undertakings or goals we set in life. Generally people get scared when they start something new. They get worried thinking that whether they will succeed even before trying it out. More than that, they are so anxious to see the positive end results right away, that they will try all kinds of shortcuts and when they fail, they’ll give up the new endeavour without giving an another shot at it. For Example, many people make resolution to lose weight on their birthdays or on new year’s eve. However, many of them cease the efforts in first few days as they don’t see any favorable results; they feel uncomfortable at the new routine. But the fearless people stick to the routine – weeks after weeks, months after months – that’s when they start experiencing the difference in their physique and improved stamina.
To achieve such long-term goals you don’t have to be fast, but instead, be fearless and don’t be afraid of failures. All you will have to do is, don’t be discouraged by small failures, take the necessary steps one after another, and overcome the obstacles to reach next milestones.
If you are passionate about running, make sure this book is right under your wings.