一歩一歩の大切さ/キース・ビーハン〜 Every step counts/Keith Behan

Every step counts

I recently started running again which is something I used to do regularly in the past but I let it fall away over the past few years. I started back in the new year on a very cold Saturday morming. I ran further than I anticipated I would, so was very happy afterwards. I have since continued to run every two days and am really enjoying it. Which brought me to yesterday evening and the reason for this article.

Yesterday evening it rained shortly before I went for my run so as well as being cold there was also a damp feeling in the air. I decided to run a hill road where I live which increases in height steadily so a constant uphill gradient.

The run become harder and harder as I went up the hill and the cold moist air didn’t help. I was very relived when I finally made it to the top and started to run back down. When I got to the bottom and started to run fast along the flat road I felt a huge wave of euphoria and was running with a real feeling of joy inside. I was very happy when I come home and felt very contented and peaceful.

Later when I started to think about it, I felt there was also a life lesson in the run. That the first part up hill was difficult and each step energy draining. This is like difficult times in our life when progress isn’t easy and keeping going can be hard. That it may seem easier to stop making any effort to reach our goal and either stop where we are or just turn around and go right back to where we had started. This is when reaching the target or what we wish to obtain in life can seem slow and hard or even impossible to achieve.

The lesson here is to keep going. A persons dreams, hopes and wishes are not achieved by a single jump but by many small steps. Just like my run it is step by step to reach the sumult. That is when the feelings of happiness, relief and joy will come flooding in. Each small step is important. So instead of feeling downcast that you havent reached your goal or that you are not moving forward as quickly as you wish, acknowledge the steps you have made and know that every step forward is a step nearer to your goal.

Like my run up the hill everything that you may wish to achieve begins by a small step in the direction you wish to go.

Look forward with positivity and purpose and reach your goal.

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