if-you-wait-for-theOne of my rituals is to make sure that I walk 10,000 steps each and every day.

Last night, I took my trusty sidekick, our golden retriever Dusty, out for a walk and got caught in a fairly heavy thunderstorm about half-way through our stroll.  When the rain started pouring and the thunder started rumbling, she looked at me as if to say, “Why did you bring me out here?” and I wondered the same, but I remembered that my goal was to get my steps no matter the circumstances or conditions.  So I put my head down and trudged along.

Here’s the thing, no matter what you want to do in life, sometimes, you gotta walk in the rain.

Sometimes, you gotta walk when the sun is scorching.

Sometimes, you gotta walk in the snow, the wind, the humidity.

If you wait for the perfect conditions, you’ll get nowhere in life.

But if you don’t accept excuses from yourself.

If you do what you need to, even when it’s difficult.

Nothing can hold you back from achieving your goals.