The Key To Life – Running
“The key to life is running and reading.”
“You will learn how to not quit when things get hard in your life.”
Will Smith is one of my favorite idols and I love his attitude towards his life and work. In this video, he had mentioned that running and reading are the keys to life. I got to agree with him and I understand as I am an avid reader and runner myself.
I have been training hard for my marathon (my goals this year) and right now I am at the 8.7 miles (14km) mark. Will Smith’s words hit right on the spot. Whenever I run, there are inner chatters going through my mind. The little person will give me 101 reasons to stop running and try his best to convince me to stop.
Through frequent training and positive self talk, I manage to ignore the little person that is talking to me and right now I’m on the right track towards my goal. In life, this little person will appear in your mind too.
It will try to convince you to take the easy way out and give up at signs of hardship. It will tell you that it is hard to be rich, hard to earn promotions or impossible to talk to your dream girl/boy. It will do anything to bring you down and you will have to win this mini battle with this little person in order to grow and succeed.
One way to conquer the little person and negative inner chatter is to run. Running is an effective way for me to deal with this little person and my negative self talk and I bet it can work for you too. As Will Smith said it best, “You will learn how to not quit when things get hard in your life.”
Note: The first milestone of my marathon is nearing! I have a 10 miles (16km) competition coming this 14th March. I will keep you guys updated and hopefully take some pictures back to share with you.
How many books do you read in a month? 1? or none at all? Reading can help us to deal with problems, find solutions, get new ideas that we can use to improve ourselves. It is really important to read and if you truly want to grow and succeed in your life.
There are many people using excuses like they do not have enough time to read so many books. But why is it there are so many people with the same 24 hours and they can read so many books in a month and yet you can’t?
There is no lack of time, only a lack of priorities.
I am inspired by this video by Will Smith and I had picked up 2 great keys to life today, to run and to read. How about you? What do you think will happen to your life if you start running and reading more frequently? I look forward to your comments below.
Runner and Reader