Much in life can be done one pedal stroke at a time.
It doesn’t matter if it is a hill or mountain.
One pedal stroke at a time.
On January 7th, 2013 my family (wife Gail, 15 year old daughter Dakota, 8 year old son Luke) and I (Rob) dipped our bike tires in the Pacific Ocean on Coronado Island in San Diego. Our journey lasted nearly 3 months and covered over 2,500 miles.
There were many parallels to life that didn’t get lost on this writer.
No matter how big the task you are undertaking, it begins with action. It begins with a pedal stroke. Wishing and hoping things were easier have no affect on reality. The headwind doesn’t stop, the hills don’t flatten, the clouds don’t disappear.
I’m not plugging my eBook here, but the points are illustrated quite well in it. This is what you need to know, though, and this information is free because I want you to use it. Take what I tell you and go climb your mountain, build your business, live the life that you want. Take no prisoners.
You will become frustrated and want to quit. Don’t.
You will ‘feel’ that your cause is hopeless. It isn’t.
It will rain on you. Some nights you will be cold. That is the price of admission. Pay it, whatever the cost.
In spite of how you feel, keep pedaling. Yes, your legs will hurt. Pain will be involved. Accept it, and keep pedaling.
There will be many reasons you give yourself to quit. They are lies, excuses. They are death to dreams. Ignore them and keep pedaling.
The view on top is worth the climb.
My daughter is only 15 and pulled a loaded trailer across the country. Yes, she is special. So are you.
She slayed the giant one pedal stroke at a time. Making it up steep grades for her and the rest of us came by continuous effort. One stroke after another.
You will get flat tires. You will be uncomfortable. You will be discouraged by others. You will be doubted by yourself and others.
You will make it though. Because, you will do it one pedal stroke at a time. You will surprise yourself by the time it is over. The pedaling doesn’t become easier, but you’ve programmed yourself to do it.
Get out there and take down a giant.
Live it LOUD!