By now I'm sure everyone has heard or seen Felix Baumgartner's amazing jump from space. If you haven't, look it up on YouTube. It is quite an amazing accomplishment. He has seen things that few have seen in person and probably never will.
From over 24 miles above the earth, he jumped down hitting record speeds and surpassing the sound barrier, and landed safely on the ground. This record setting jump was 5 years in the making. Think about that..5 years. That's a long time to have your eyes set on a goal. Now I'm sure there were bumps along the way. People telling him that he was crazy for trying to attempt such a jump. Even last week, when the jump was supposed to take place, the weather thwarted their plans, and the jump was scrubbed.
I dont think any of that got in his way. I dont think anyone could shake his determination to finish what he started. He had a goal, and he hit his mark.
My favorite quote was "Sometimes we have to get really high to see how small we are." Sometimes we need to stop and see the bigger picture to get the minor details.
Now what has this record setting space jump have to do with you?
Well, we all have goals in life, don't we? But how often do we let little things hold us back from reaching those goals? In the context of health and fitness, we always have big ambitions and goals when we first start(especially the new years resolution crowd), but slow progress and slow results leads to disappointment and then eventually you just drop off completely. But theres a saying "some people quit due to slow progress, never grasping the fact that slow progress IS progress." It may not happen overnight, but with hard work it will happen.
I'm here to tell you, dont let little setbacks slow you down and deter you from your goals. Learn from those set backs so they dont happen again.
Look if Felix Baumgartner can jump from the edge of space, you can certainly accomplish any goals you set out to accomplish.