Over the past several years I have often referred back to Randy Pausch’s “The Last Lecture” and one of the things he talks about are the brick walls in life. Over the past few days, weeks, and months, I have had my fair share of brick walls. Before starting my journey with Better Bodies I would often just cave in and give up when faced with obstacles.
As I continue each day down this path I have noticed that my way of thinking (along with my appearance) has changed. For example yesterday my car broke down. Old Heather would have cursed the automobile Gods and would have questioned why the bricks keep flying in my direction. This time as I sat in my car on the side of the road I found myself thinking how grateful and fortunate I am to have a car that would break down. I was grateful that I was able to move to the side of the road and not hurt myself or someone else. A sense of calm was making its way through my body. (Well that and I had to pee really bad too).
I now welcome the brick walls in my life, because the higher and thicker the walls, the more successful I will be.