There is another series coming up as I get closer to launching my book in another couple of months. Just to wet everybody’s appetites I thought I would post this short blog about why I do the things I do, what motivates me. The whole thought starts with the belief that I’ve never met an average person and perhaps this thought below can help you to know a little more about what I’m reaching for.
A chapter of my book is about a couple of people I’ve met along my ultra marathon of life and I can’t wait for you to meet them and learn from them. These are just a few of the people who have inspired me greatly over the years, there are so many that it would take chapters to tell all of their stories. One of the things I would most like to point out is simply another little ingredient that I believe we could strive for a bit more. I can only sum this up one way and that is simply I have allowed myself to be inspired. I watch people get a degree or get a raise or a bonus and they think they have arrived, that nobody could be greater or smarter than them. And I feel saddened when I see this in other people simply because I realize they are missing out on some of the most incredible people they could ever be around. See, I want to, really deeply want to, be inspired by people. That is why I urge people to tell me their stories, tell me the things they are doing, even if they think they’re just waking up, going to work, coming home and doing it all again the next day. See somewhere in every person I meet I believe there is something inspiring in them that can make me a better person if I’m just willing to learn from them. I believe that every person I meet is capable of great things and even if they don’t see those things in themselves then I am going to try to open a window so they can look into themselves and see the greatness inside. I don’t honestly know where this came from but I do know it takes a constant deciding to not believe that I have arrived, have learned everything I need to know or even to think I am an expert in my field. I want to be a life long learner, constantly looking to be inspired by your story and that is why I want to get to know so many people. To me ordinary is average and I’ve never met an average person. I am constantly meeting people who are anything but average and I deeply wish that this is something that you would begin also. Living an ultra life is seeing the anything but average in every single person you are blessed to meet and then deciding you can be inspired by them.