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Explosions In The Sky:
It’s Natural to Be Afraid


Understand who you are. 
Decide what you want. 
Do what needs to be done.
Be the person you want to be. 

You’re afraid; do it anyways.
You’ve made a decision; a commitment.

Distant, distance.
Over 26 weeks out, over 26 miles ahead.
A long journey.

Practice is mandatory.
Action over mood.

Don’t react how you feel you need to;
react how you would like to.
Be the person you want to be. 

You are several positions away from your physical body. 
There is value in training the mind.

You start talking to yourself.
Stop it.
You have a choice. 

When you say you are going to do something; do it. 

Sacrifice whatever it takes to make sure that the one thing you promise yourself, actually happens.
Build evidence of your capability. capacity. consistency. confidence.

You are in control.
Stick to your word.

It’s never perfect.
You were destined to fail.
Life is about screwing you up.
You will get crushed, and when you chose to quit, that’s on you.

Be aware.
Be grateful.
Be grateful that you are aware that in this moment you have a choice.

Keep moving forward.
Be the person you want to be.

It will be uncomfortable.
Stay the course.

It will hurt.
Feel it. Embrace it. Fall in love.
The taste of sacrifice like metal on your tongue.
Evidence of dedication to your word.

Lean into the pain.
It will be over soon.
It will be over too soon.

55,000 steps.
It’s not easy; it wasn’t built that way.
But that’s why you decided to do it.
You were afraid; you did it anyways.

Follow your dreams.

Man, fuck that.
Find your fears.

Hunt them down.
Don’t hide from them;
don’t let them hide from you.
Expose them; expose yourself.

Identity is not fixed.
Story not permanent (nor pertinent).
You get to chose who you are.

You grow, you change, when you train;
when you stretch yourself. 

A glorious victory.
I know who I want to be.
I am who I want to be.

Distance, distant.
You’ve crossed the finish line.

Remember what you’ve accomplished.
How far you’ve come.
How far you are willing to go.
Let those markers of success ring-the-fuck-out.
Let the stories in accordance with the character you want to be resonate the most loud.