I then continued to justify myself and tell him why I ran. I said “I am a competitive person and I could not run since I was registered for the race. I also knew that I had run on my foot with it sore in the past so knew I could do it again.” He told me he could understand what I was feeling because he was that way as well. But he had learned from a past mistake and said why not look at it another way.
He said “Take your desire to compete in a race and use it to compete with yourself not to run.”
This clicked with me. It was something I had never thought of but I liked it. So, for the next month or so whenever the competitive runner devil comes out I will fight back. I have yet to figure out my defence exactly but I will stand my ground.
Just thought I would share his words with you because they have stayed with me today and I am sure they may ‘click’ with someone else.
What wise words have you been told in that past that you still listen to or follow?