Lyric:- 'A head full of Dreams, you can see the change you want to, be what you want to be' - Martin
Song Choice:- I really like this Coldplay, U2 Homage and the lyrics speak volumes about the changes I see in folk that take place during their training with me. You see it highlights the Dream part of the process of change as without that Dream, change just doesn't happen.
When I meet people I always ask then what their vision is of where they you want to go, or what they want to do. You'd be amazed at the proportion of folk that are only focussing on a particular short-term goal of a race event that might only represents a couple of hours of their future life. In my opinion, a clearer, bigger picture of a Dream of the Future way of life would deliver much more than the race event and open up further possibilities of what folk would actually be capable of.
I love the 1962 'Dream' quote of American President John F Kennedy in the famous 'We choose to go to the moon' speech. He said, 'We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard; because that goal will serve to organise and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one we intend to win'...
It's a paints a fabulous picture and they are such great words. Failure just wasn't an option.
However, without NASA and the Great American Dream of the 60's on your side, how do you make the same commitment to achieving your Dream 'right now?
Have you even got a Dream? If you haven't, maybe you should have a good think about what you want out of your time on this planet. The answer might be absolutely unrealistic right now, but don't let it stop you believing that one day, you will be able realise the unrealistic and unachievable.
Lastly be careful whom you share your Dream with, as the vampires and non-believers will always try and devalue and deflate any head of steam you can build up.
Dream on - Please - You never know, it might just come true!
Rory Coleman - 976 Marathons - 241 Ultras
13 Marathon des Sables - 9 Guinness World Records - 8152 Days' Alcohol Free.