I'll do that tomorrow. Maybe next year. I'm too busy right now. I need to lose 10 lbs before I try that. I don't know anyone else going. Blah blah blah, yadda yadda yadda. Sigh, do those excuses sound familiar? I hope not. But if they do, we're here to encourage you to silence your inner party-pooper. Now is the time to seize the day -- Carpe Diem! Maybe sharing motivation in another language lends me some street cred. Don't lose sight of the message though, now is the time to do all of those things you are putting off for another day, another week, or another year. Now is the time to put yourself out there and try something new!

We take no prisoners and make no excuses -- here are some tips:
  1. Write it down. Somehow everything seems more permanent once it's in writing.
  2. Tell someone about your plans. You can't back down once people know because then you'll look bad and they'll bug you about it. Okay not really, but seriously telling people about your ideas motivates you to follow through. I started telling people about my desire to run a marathon about a year before I actually signed up for a race. At that point I felt a ton of peer pressure to follow through....
  3. Make a commitment. Push the button, fill out the form, sign on the dotted line before your brain catches up with what your body is doing. Once you commit AND pay money you just have to follow through. Nobody likes to throw money away. Gambling, yes, lost race entry, no.

Luckily I learned this lesson years ago and I've been on many fun adventures. I don't ask "why" I say "why not"? I don't doubt if I can do it, I work hard to achieve it. I don't "suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it". Inspirational enough? Good. It's up to you now, live out your dreams.

"We all end up dead, it's just a question of how and why" - Braveheart -- Too morbid? Sorry, but GET OUT THERE AND CHALLENGE YOURSELF NOW!