I have scheduled myself to go for a run today, but at 7:15pm, the skies were gloomy in my area, and the winds were strong… and looking at the weather, my first thought was “Sigh, its going to rain again, so I’ll just go climb the stairs, or I’ll just do some Wii Fit and call it a day”.
But at that moment, something inside just told me to go for it – to just go for my run regardless! And I did!
And it wasn’t raining. It didn’t rain. Not until I completed my regular 4km. It started to drizzle only when I was just about 50m from my finishing point! In fact, probably because of the nice cooling winds and because I would prefer not to get caught in a downpour, I ran significantly faster than usually did!
Come to think of it, so what if it rained? I think I would have been happier if it started to rain when I was running, rather than not go for the run altogether.
This serves as a good reminder to myself. Don’t “rain in my brain”. Never give up on anything just because there is evidence or signs of potential failure.