If your life isn’t perfect in every way, and always has been…then I’ll bet you’re human. Like everyone else on the planet, you’ve got dreams. Goals. Things you want to change and make better. Your life. Yourself. Your world.
Iditarod® 40 started today. 66 teams are on the trail, pursuing their dreams.
Hundreds of volunteers support the race, living the dream vicariously through helping those teams get down the trail.
Thousands of fans around the world are riding with the teams, checking updates, tracking status and photos and messages on Facebook. Imagining what it would be like to be with the team, dealing with their challenges, enjoying the eye-candy beauty of the Alaskan wilderness, experiencing the unimaginable intimacy of musher and dog team.
Those fans are following, rooting, analyzing, imagining. Maybe you’re one of them.
But my question for you is…what are you waiting for?
Iditarod is a metaphor for dreams, for all our dreams and aspirations. For the hard work — the perseverance, drive, focus, patience, trust, transparency and self-assurance that goes into making a dream a reality. Iditarod is happening for each of t
hose 66 teams because they TOOK ACTION.
You say you have dreams, goals, things you want to do, experience, improve, achieve.
Well? What are you waiting for?
But! you say…I can’t because…it’s not the right time…I need to…I have to…first I must…
But, I’m different. But my situation is different. But, but, but– the famous but.
But my excuse is better than anybody elses.
As sure as I’ve known anything in this life, Iditarod does not happen for those teams, volunteers and fans if they did not decide to take action. MAKE it happen. NOT take no for an answer. Pursue their dreams. Overcome obstacles, move beyond challenges, confront adversity…and keep going.
Let me share something with you. Getting to the starting line is WAY harder than getting to the finish line. Going through all the adversity and challenges to get to start their dreams — all the unglamorous hard work, financial and social sacrifices, tough decisions…without any glory…just for the chance to stand up and start the long trek. Epic.
And ordinary at the same time. Ordinary in the sense that we each face our own Iditarods. Iditarod is also a metaphor for confronting and overcoming all the challenges and adversity in each of our lives. We are each overnight successes, many years in the making.