This weekend might seem a normal weekend for most people but this weekend is my Dads birthday. So this post has a running theme linking back to him. You see growing up he has always been a source of inspiration to me, he has always been the person who has helped me to achieve my goals.
he helped me to pass my gcse’s telling me I just had to ‘see myself getting good grades’. although this seems ridiculously cheesy and I may have laughed at him numerous times for saying this, in the exam hall I remembered him saying it and it helped calm my nerves. the result? I came out with straight B’s. Something I would never have thought possible.
He also had a number of goals himself one of them was to become good at cycling. After lots of time spent training he entered the coast to coast. which for those who don’t know is around 190 miles. He completed the distance in 2 days, half the time it takes amateur cyclists. his trick? ‘I saw myself do it’. Was he then satisfied that he had completed his goal? No. he wanted to push himself further and the following year he completed the same journey in 1 day! That’s the second thing he taught me… there is always another goal to achieve.
The second point of this post is has a slight moral to it. talking to a lot of people about dreams they all say the same thing. ‘I gave up on them’ ‘it was too difficult’. this mind set is nonsense. all dreams are scary. that’s the point. One of my dreams is to go travelling the world, I want to go to Rome and see all of the culture there. I want to go to the alps and breath in the cool crisp air. I want to go to America and see times square and the grand canyon. I believe I am going to do all of these things, save up the money and be on the look out for opportunities. For example my school is running a trip to London next year which I have signed up for, my first step on my travels.
And like the saying goes ‘if your dreams don’t scare you they aren’t big enough’. We all have to power to go after our dreams it just depends on two things; how passionate you are about the dream, and your ability to see yourself doing it. So lets make a pact right here, right now… we will never give up on our dreams no matter how scary or challenging they are. Or how long they take to see through.
Until next time lu.