The state of one's ideas, the facts known to one, etc., in having a meaningful interrelationship.
When I was younger I had thoughts, ideas, ways of seeing the world.
Today I am a very different person.
Each day I find that my perspective changes just a bit....
I read a face book post where someone said they were "Having the worst day of their life!" WOW!! Thinking back to the worst day of my life, when my Dad died and the days that followed, I cant imagine what happened to this poor person.. but really it is all about perspective..
If you have never had something truly bad happen to you, you come from a different perspective. The "Worst Day" could be getting in a car accident, having a bad haircut or getting fired... Then there are the EXTREMES people have gone through, like natural disasters, being diagnosed with cancer or worse... Who knows?? Your vision and how you think are shaped by the experiences YOU have had in YOUR life.... YOU, along with your thoughts are constantly changing..... new filters, filters being knocked down, with each step your mind is working overtime..
How does this relate to running???
When I first started running I was out of shape. My first 5K was a HUGE venture. Running the full 5K without stopping was a major source of pride...
While training for Marathons I felt like it was not worth lacing up my shoes unless I was going to run a minimum of 3 miles.
Funny how the same distance can be a MOUNTAIN for one person and a pebble for another... and in the examples above both of those people are/were ME.
Yesterday I was SLEEPY in the morning so I didn't run, busy mid day and had an event for my Big Girl job after work... I wanted my CHALLENGE to continue, to run every day in December.. I knew that I would be able to fit it in. The instant I came in the door I kissed Muscle Man, went up the stairs, got changed and started the treadmill.
Just run 1 MILE
This 1 MILE represented me keeping my end of the bargain.
Of reaching for a new goal.
14 days in a row....continued with 1 MILE
8 minutes and 10 seconds later I was done...
There was a time, not so long ago, when I would have run 1 MILE and been disappointed in myself. Yesterday I found a new PERSPECTIVE. It is not about the number of miles I run, the fact that I ran is enough!!! I celebrated that 1 mile :)
Quotes about Perspective:
If you do not raise your eyes
you will think that you are the highest point.
People who look through keyholes
are apt to get the idea that
most things are keyhole shaped.
To really enjoy the better things in life,
one must first have experienced
the things they are better than.
The grass may be greener on the other side of the fence,
but you still have to mow it.
Is the glass half empty,
or twice as large as it needs to be?
If the only tool you have is a hammer,
you tend to see every problem as a nail.
A man should never be ashamed to own
he has been in the wrong, which is but saying...
that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.
My play was a complete success.
The audience was a failure.
Expectant of greater things,
We try climbing -
An effort that costs us much,
Leaving us short of breath
To find only
The ground below is much prettier.
Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect.
It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.
and the one that drives my point home...
We don't see things as they are,
we see them as we are.
we see them as we are.
- How has your perspective changed in life and/or running?
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