DO WHAT YOU DON'T WANT TO DO

by Anna Walker


SUBSTANCE

I read a very inspiring article this morning about a woman who has run races all over the world and continues to run daily whether she wants to, or not.  She is 100. She started running at 67, when she lost her two sons to drug violence and struggled with depression. Her mantra is get up and do it even if you feel like it... do the thing you don't like to do first and get rid of it. 

When she runs, Ms. Keeling occupies a lane all her own. She has held several track-and-field records since she began racing in her late 60s, and she still has the fastest time for American women ages 95 to 99 in the 60-meter dash: 29.86 seconds. In the week to come, she plans to compete in a 100-meter event at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, where she hopes to establish a new standard for women over 100 years old. 
Elias Jerel Williams for The New York Times, April 22, 2016

We all have things we don't wan't to do, but are necessary.  Admittedly, writing this blog as been a challenge over the weeks.  I have been ill and lost my beloved father-in-law to cancer.  I spoke of him in my last post. I just didn't want to write. Nevertheless, this is one of my goals for the year, and I must continue on. 

This week, I encourage you to do what you don't want to do and "get rid of it." Whether it's exercise (top of my list), spring cleaning, planning an event, searching for a job, or just getting up in the morning to prepare for the day. Give yourself a reason to do it and it will pay off.