Sometimes when I start a run I don’t know how I will finish it. This morning I bounded out of bed and onto the street to get in a quick six-mile jaunt before starting my day officially. I hadn’t eaten breakfast (shame on me), it was cold outside and my iPhone wasn’t charged so I had to run sans music. It was one of those runs that you start and wonder how you will get to the end…but isn’t life a lot like that too? And to me, that’s the beauty of running. Running is simple: put one step in front of the other, repeat, and then repeat a few thousand more times. If you focus too intently on how far you actually have to go you will never make it. Instead, if you focus on the fact that every step you take is one step closer to being where you want to be, running (and life for that matter) becomes much more manageable.
In running, you don’t have to know how you are going to keep putting one foot in front of the other, all you need to do is to start. Any goal in life is the same. Get started and just keep putting one foot out in front of other. You don’t even have to know where you’re going or how to get there, you just have to keep stepping forward.
Put one foot in front of the other. It really is that simple.