If you’ve been keeping up with my mini-novella, you’ve probably realized by now that I am a HUGE football fan. Plus when you get writers block, it’s easy to run (pun intended) with a football analogy!
You may remember from the first entry in this trilogy (He’s Got Legs), my musings about Pittsburg Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall and his incredible legs.
A 1st round draft pick, Rashard played in a measly four games his rookie season before being sidelined by a season-ending shoulder injury. But he didn’t let a little thing like a shoulder injury (or excruciating pain or months of rehab) stop him. The next season he came back with a vengeance and put up one of the best performances in Steelers’ history.
Proper prior preparation allowed him to reach his goal of playing in the NFL. Sheer determination, guts and willpower brought him back from the brink.
Now he’s pushing through opponents and dragging 300 pound linebackers around like powderpuffs. No matter how many opponents grab hold and try to drag him down, he keeps on running, keeps on pushing, Keeps On Movin’ (a nod to Soul II Soul’s 1989 classic). Just three short years after a rough start, he’s the #8 running back in the NFL. He’s unstoppable in the pursuit of his passion!!
Are you unstoppable in the pursuit of your passion? Do you keep running and pushing when obstacles grab hold to drag you down? Remember – it’s a marathon, not a sprint. You didn’t get into debt overnight and you won’t magically be out in the morning.
No matter how you start, no matter what obstacles grab hold to drag you down, if you keep running, keep pushing, keep movin’ you will achieve your goal.
Recommit yourself today (RIGHT NOW! NOT TOMORROW, NOT NEXT WEEK, RIGHT NOW).
- Pay yourself first
- Open your statements (bank, credit card, utilities)
- Commit to a ‘no fee’ week (overdraft fees, late fees, interest fees)
- Finish (or start) your budget
- Look at your expenses and find ways to cut back
- Pay off one bill
Like Rashard, you too can be unstoppable in the pursuit of you passion. You will be DEBT FREE!!!