Hurdles are there. Whether we want them to be or not, they are there.
We can ignore them and crash right into them or train hard and learn to jump over them.
Sure, training is hard, produces sweat, and requires us to get up and DO something, but the energy it takes to jump a hurdle is less painful than the pain (and subsequent bruising) caused by ignoring it and running full steam ahead into it.
Here are some hurdles everyone faces in life:
- not having enough time to do what we want/need to do;
- financial stress
- conflicts in relationships
- feelings of inadequacy
- overwhelmed/over-scheduled calendar
There are hundreds of other hurdles we face, but most can be overcome by a few simple changes in life. We may not be able to control which hurdles we face but we can control how prepared we are for them when they pop up. And let’s face it, most hurdles don’t actually “pop up.” They are typically already there and we know they’re coming, we just always seem to be surprised when we run into them.
Train to jump over them and you’ll find yourself stronger, wiser, and more fit to endure the race and the upcoming hurdles.Above are just a few of the training tools I use to prepare for hurdles. One I currently see on my horizon is moving from being a mom of “boys” to a mom of “preteen boys.” There’s a difference, and some of the fun hormonal attitudes have already started “popping up.” I find that I’m crashing into a few of these hurdles every week and I’m not handling it well. Must. Train.
My overall goal regarding this hurdle is for my relationships with my boys to be stronger as a result of my training instead of weaker due to constantly crashing into them. And therefore, I train.