Which person are you?
If you want to live a dream you have to go after it! Everyone wants the prize and the glory, but too many fall short of what it takes to accomplish that! Those that talk about what they are going to do next have a vision, and some of those visions are the best ideas. Then there are those out there who not only talk about it, but they are all about it. Those are the walkers. They have been known throughout time to get it done!
There has been a shift in the way society does things now. Now, with the way technology is, our society has access to any country with simple Internet connection; answers to questions about anything with a quick Google search; anyone can create a buzz with all the social media out there.
In order to accomplish today what the walker accomplished yesterday we have to run! To walk now is to wake up daily, get ready for the job you only do because it pays the bills, and go to work, anticipating 5pm to get there so you can get home and do what you really want to do.
Those that Run The Walk do things a little different. This person wakes up daily, studies for the knowledge they need to get the job they want, then gets ready for the job they only do because it pays the bills, goes to work, while at work anticipates lunch so they can work on what they want to do as a career, then anticipates 5pm so they can get home to work on whatever is needed to help them achieve their dream. The Runner understands that where they are at now is only temporary and their dream, with hard work, is right around the corner.
You have to get “out of the box” in order to Run The Walk. To live in the box means you are only doing what is asked. Lets say there are two players with the same kind of talent. The first player is the “in the box” thinker, and is going to do what the coach asks. The second player is the “out of the box” thinker, and is going to do what the coach asks, and on top of that do things on their own to enhance what it is the coach wants from them.
For example: the first player goes to every practice and does everything the coach asks him to do. He is always at every function outside of practice that the team is suppose to be at, and he even on occasion stays after practice to get extra shots up. This player is doing what he is asked to do. He is in the box.
The Second player goes to every practice and does everything that the coach asks her to do. She is always at every function outside of practice that the team is suppose to be at, but she also finds time to come to practice early for extra conditioning and stays after practice everyday to work on her weaknesses. She makes it a point to finish first in every drill and makes it an effort to encourage her teammates during the practice. This player understands that although coach asked her to do certain things, there is need for extra work in order to be successful. She is out of the box.
Run The Walk is a simple concept, but the process of Running the walk is not simple. Day in and day out to run the walk means you have to get the most out of life. Maybe it means waking up earlier for practices, or staying up later after a game to make sure you get all your homework done. It may mean helping others out even though you are strapped for time, or bringing light on a situation that seems to be dark as night.
So I ask again, which person are you? Do you have what it takes? Can you stop talking and walking, and start Running?
It’s better to run your life, than to walk to someone else’s beat.