Saturday, 20 February 2016

Marathon - Rush

Lyric:- 'You can do a lot in a lifetime, if you don't burn out too fast' - Peart

Song Choice:- One of my all-time Rush favourites and even though it’s titled ‘Marathon’ the lyrics are fabulously apt for my thoughts today...

It’s true of course that 'You CAN achieve a LOT in a lifetime’. We’re on this planet a long time. Some of us longer than others. Some will make their mark more than others and some will leave a legacy for generations. Others will squander opportunity after opportunity and repeat the same daily routine for years, maybe until one day they wake and finally smell the coffee.

This seems to happen when folk get to 40 or 50. Yep, those threshold birthdays where suddenly the rear-view mirrors de-mist and the sheer quantity of the passage time passed crystallises in a heart-stoping cold-sweating moment.

Following the moment of realisation, the big mistake is to go into mid-life crisis overload and completely burn-out climbing mountains, rowing oceans or buying fast cars only to burn out. My advice is to plan the future in a shallower climb avoiding the all to familiar stall and just keep climbing. The rewards will be much bigger, the accomplishments even greater and you will look back on your time on the planet knowing you got the most out of it.

Don’t be ‘A streak of lightning, that flashes and fades’…

Make sure you DO a LOT with YOUR lifetime...What are you waiting for?

Rory Coleman
965 Marathons - 240 Ultras - 12 Marathon des Sables - 9 Guinness World Records
8081 Days Dry

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