So let us not become tired of doing good; for if we do not give up, the time will come when we will reap the harvest. (Galatians 6:9, Good News Bible)
I recently started going to the gym. It’s no secret that I’m a big guy, I always have been, but I have never lifted weights (people have always assumed that I played football). The first time I hit the weight room was cool because I was with my friend, Chuck. Chuck is one of the most encouraging positive men I know and he agreed to help me get started. Because of his positive disposition, I felt fairly comfortable being there with him.
However, there came a time when I had to go by myself, and the thought of that mortified me. In my mind, I thought all the muscle bound, super cut guys would be looking at me. Looking at me and even making fun of me among each other. I assumed that they would wonder, “what is this big, out of shape dude think he’s doing?” I thought the fit ladies on the treadmills would giggle at my jiggle.
I kept going.
I have goals. I am motivated, and even though sometimes I am embarrassed by my current condition, I realize that the only way to achieve my goals is to keep going.
Anytime you decide to go to the next level it will be scary. You will feel out of place. You may even have to relearn some things and possibly learn some new things. It may be challenging. It may be difficult. You may want to give up. Just keep going.
The best way to get there is to keep going.
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