Yes I’m crazy enough to believe I can finish the half-marathon.
I’m not saying it’s going to be easy. I’m not saying I’ll finish among the top 20 or the top 50. But I will finish it within 3.5 hours. Even if I finish last, I will clock in for the finisher medal. I'm not even dreaming big yet...
And when you’re committed to something crazy, something that means a whole lot to you, there will be people who will pull you down and try to trample your goal right in your face. What's funnier? Some of these people are those who do not know you. Who do not know how hard you've trained. And who do not know how far you've come.
So, don’t ever give them the permission to steal your dream. Don’t let their fear or inferiority thwart your plan.
Because they don’t have the slightest idea of what you’re capable of. Because it’s your dream, and not theirs.
When you face such people, it’s your chance to prove them wrong. It’s your chance to prove you are serious. And you will succeed.
Don’t take their opinion as boulders of impossibilities, but take it as stepping stones of opportunities.
I believe dreams are worth fighting for. Dreams are not envisioned to remind us of what will never be, and they are not reminders of a lifestyle we cannot achieve. Instead dreams are visions of what our mind knows are possible. So be fearless and be determined knowing that you can achieve anything your heart and mind can imagine.
If your heart and mind believe you can achieve it, why let someone else, or someone who doesn't know you, say otherwise?