6'0 Tall wife to Muscle Man, mother of 3, full time career woman, with an addiction to running wherever her size 10's will take her.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

BELIEVE

Have you visited Jill at Lift Your Sole lately?? Her website has been revamped and the new products are AMAZING. Go Shop HERE, you will be glad you did!! She was kind enough to send me her 26.2 Believe T-shirt, I am in LOVE with this shirt, pictures soon... I also received an amazing necklace for my birthday from Marlene, she bought the charm from Lift Your Sole, the charm simply read "BELIEVE." This necklace makes me feel complete, thank you Marlene.
This shirt got me thinking. The word BELIEVE has been eve present in my life. My belief in myself, a higher power, love, fate, you name it. I know that everything happens for a reason and I WORK to make sure that things happen the way I BELIEVE they should.

Self-doubt does not do us any good. Imagine if you were never taught doubt, you were brought up to BELIEVE that you can do anything, be anything. How different would life be? Unfortunately society puts us in little boxes, making it difficult to ever truly reach our full potential. Confidence is called arrogance. Success is often tagged as selfishness. What a PAIN!!!

My thoughts? I say BELIEVE!! You have something you want to go for, go with all your heart, BELIEVE in yourself and watch as others will BELIEVE in you too.

I leave you with some of the amazing words on my FAVORITE new T-Shirt:

  • Believe in Yourself and all that you are
  • Dream. Become. Believe
  • Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.
  • Dont' Just chase after your dreams, RUN them down
  • Live your inspiration
  • If you are going to doubt something, doubt your limits.
  • I believe hurdles in life are meant to be jumped over, not as something to stop us.
  • What you believe has more power than what you wish, hope or desire for. You become what you believe.
Write it on your hand if you have to (ala Marlene) but please BELIEVE!! Whether you aiming to run 1/2 mile or Marathon, trying to lose weight, going for a career change, hoping to find love, fighting an illness, whatever it is.... BELIEVE!!!

24 comments:

Julie said...

love it.

Heather said...

I agree 100%! I have a "believe" necklace too!

Stephanie Nichole said...

oh I like your post today its so empowering!!! Love the shirt it's so fun.

I want to get a T-shirt with a train that says "I think I can I think I can..." :)

-Steph

WannabeRunner said...

I love this one: If you are going to doubt something, doubt your limits.

LauraElaine said...

Thanks for the inspiring words....can't agree w/you more! B*E*L*I*E*V*E

DaphneB said...

Love the inspiration, and L*O*V*E the shirt!!!

Wifey said...

Love, love, love this! And the shirt. Thanks for the inspiration!

Winks & Smiles,
Wifey

kimert said...

My very favorite quote is "Don't just chase your dreams, RUN them down!" I try to think about that every time I pound the pavement (or the dreadmill).

Michelle said...

What a fantastic shirt! Love the quotes!!

Thanks for the inspiration!

Courtney said...

Great post, Mel. You're going to make an awesome coach!

Robyn said...

I love this! I want a "believe" necklace :)

Robyn said...

I love this! I want a "believe" necklace :)

Marlene said...

Love love love it! So happy you liked the necklace. I thought it was apropriate since you inspired me so much by constantly telling me to BELIEVE before my sub-4 marathon! I was so inspired every time I looked down at my hand and I will definitely do that again for a big race!

Marlene said...

P.S. AWESOME shirt too! Jill rocks!

H Love said...

Love it! And YES I will be pulling out the old sharpie on 10/10/10 and write BELIEVE on my hand!!

Rene' said...

What a great post today. I printed it and put it on my fridge.

Molly said...

Believe is going to be my mantra for the next 10 weeks of training!

btw, I got my Scape today! Thank you! Just in time for my Boilermaker 15k on Sunday!!!

: )

teacherwoman said...

Love the shirt! and I love the idea of writing something positive on your hand! too cool!

Lisa said...

How did you know that I needed this post today. Thank you!!

Melissa said...

Believe is the key word of my most favorite charitable organization http://jakesfoundation.org.

MomRunningFromCancer said...

Great post Mel - I love the idea of writing something positive on your hand and will be trying this for my 1/2 marathon in August and just maybe for the MS 150 bike ride.

check out my most recent post. I got something in the mail today!!!!!!!

Trish said...

Yes! "Believe It" is my mantra for 2010!

fancy nancy said...

Thank you so much for this post! I woke up this morning dealing with some things and read this and feel renewed! This was exactly what I needed! Thanks!

Denise said...

nice post. if you don't believe it will never happen!