I am lucky in that I get to work with some of the most driven people on the planet. People who really get it. They get that we only get one shot at this, we only get one body, and it can all be gone in an instant. This post is not for those people. This post is for the people who always talks about getting back in shape, always talks about the race they are gonna do, always talks about cleaning up their diet yet they never do it.
Stop talking and start doing. Why? Because you can. Every time you decide to stay on the couch instead of going to the gym or getting on the bike you are wasting the gift you have been given. The kid in the wheelchair or the guy in the cancer wing would do anything to do those things. And you just sit there, wasting it. I know that pizza tastes good, Netflix always has something to watch. Does that really fulfill you? Go tell that kid in the wheelchair that Game of Thrones is better than climbing a mountain or going on a bike ride. Tell him that eating a pint of ice cream for dinner is better than finishing The Crusher 4 hours behind the winner. See how that goes.
Stop making excuses and start living. The weakest person in the gym is a million times stronger than the person who is to afraid to even show up. It isn’t about being the fastest or the strongest. It is about being the best version of you. I refuse to believe anyone was put on this Earth to sit around and watch as others strive for something. Challenge yourself right now. Hit the deck and see how many push ups you can do. Go run around the block. Register for that race and tell yourself you are going to finish even if you have to crawl across the line. You are alive. Act like it!