Motivation to Challenge Yourself

If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced. –Vincent Van Gogh

I absolutely love this quote above.  There are always so many doubts going through my head.  Often, I feel there is a voice saying “YOU CANNOT DO THIS.”
Instead of allowing that voice to be right, I would like to really focus on proving it wrong.

I did something for the first time a few days ago!!  I walked across the ENTIRE Cooper River Bridge and back.  My friend absolutely insisted that we must make it to a light pole a ways away from the end of the bridge to ensure that we had walked the 5 mile trek.  I felt like we should be awarded medals and receive a standing ovation by the time we got to the end. The feeling of completing the walk though was amazing. I really did something I did not think I could do.

I need to do more of this kind of thing….

Cooper River Bridge

Connecting Downtown Charleston, SC to Mount Pleasant, SC





8 thoughts on “Motivation to Challenge Yourself

  1. Reblogged this on What Matters Nutrition and commented:
    What a great quote.

    “If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot stick to eating healthy or losing weight” then by all means stick to it and that voice will be silenced.”

    Shut the voice in you head up. You are in control.

      1. I’ve walked a 5 mile marathon once. (Yeah, most people actually RUN 5 miles in marathons but I thought I did pretty good just walking that sucker…heheh). Now I’m good for like, 2 miles and then I’m like, “Screw this! Where’s my car?” !

  2. Hurrahkayne says:

    Reblogged this on U-kit and commented:
    Whenever someone doubts me (either myself, a friend, an acquaintance, whoever) I try to use that as fuel to be better at whatever I’m doing.

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