The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.
My younger son, Trenton, and I just completed the third leg of a four-year journey to see a major league baseball game in every stadium. On this trip, we visited Seattle, Dallas, Tampa Bay, Miami, and Houston. In the process, we drove/flew over 5,000 miles, which brought our 3-year total to nearly 25,000 miles traveled. And when we realized that, we both agreed that what once seemed impossible became possible because we committed to it and were willing to take that first step.
How many times in our lives have we refused to take that initial step? How many times have we said to ourselves “It’s too hard“ or “It’s too long” or “ I don’t have time.” Life is a journey and can be an amazing exploration if we are willing to get out of our own way.
The same can be said of our Y. It is sometimes easy for us to say “Let’s just keep doing the same thing” or “It’s too hard to change, so let’s not do it”. We battle that every day as the road seems too arduous, too long.
When moments like this occur, we remind ourselves that Wellbeing is dependent upon our ability to trust our own inner experiences and our own positive inner voices, and to be responsive to them. Through this, we push through the “other” voices, and see that the road ahead of us is not really that long and not really that difficult. It just requires that first step.
We will be talking more and more about Wellbeing over the next few months…a journey that I hope all of you will take with us. Who knows? Perhaps you will join my son and I next year as we complete our baseball journey.
Until next month, thank you all for your continuous support of our Y.