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Motivational Video - Running in the Rain
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Speech by Eddie Pinero
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So you look outside right, and the first thing you see through the window is that the running conditions are terrible, they’re far from ideal
Your first inclination is to go back to bed, wait until it warms up, maybe hang tight until the rain or snow stops, which the majority of us would find completely reasonable by the way
But let me explain this scenario from a different angle, because this is the exact situation when it’s most important to get out of bed, to put your running shoes on and to head out the front door
There is an undervalued benefit that comes from putting yourself in an uncomfortable situation
From forcing yourself to be just a little bit irrational
When you look at those who have been successful, what separates them is that they do things and they make sacrifices that others would not
They’re the people that study until 4am
Or wake up when it’s dark outside to practice free throws
Whatever the specific skillset may be, the pattern is always the same, they were willing to pay a price that most wouldn’t, they wanted it just a little bit more
So what could this possibly have to do with running in the rain?
It has everything to do with it
Why is it that when you run outside on a cold, rainy day, no one’s out there?
It’s not because you’re doing anything that in itself is great or heroic, you’re running alone because it sucks, it sucks to run in the rain right, to have cold wind blowing in your face, that’s not relaxing or enjoyable, it’s uncomfortable
But you’re out there when everyone else is warm inside and there is value to that
Training yourself to follow through with your ambitions regardless of hurdles, because life will not always be comfortable
What are going to do when things get bad? You lose a client at work, your girlfriend leaves you, you going to stay in bed?
Cause there will always be a reason to wait for later, to hope for smoother waters ahead, the best though, they achieve in spite of undesirable conditions
Then suddenly, meeting your goals has become a habit, not something left up for chance
You don’t even look at the weather right, the forecast becomes very little significance to you
So it’s cold, great, you’ll wear two sweatshirts, but you’ll figure out how to get it done
And I’ll tell you, when you take those shoes off and head to work, or practice or wherever your day takes you, that mentality does not leave
You look at things differently
You know, you’ll realize that 99% of the reasons we give for not doing things they’re excuses, they’re meaningless
If you want something, do it, and guys that’s not a cliché, that’s the key to success, find a way to get it done
And the best part, when it’s finally 72 and sunny, and the world is outside ready to run, you’ll have lapped that place so many times that you’re not even on the same level
You have been to hell and back and your performance will make that apparent
That’s how you become the best
So is it just a run in the rain?
You tell me