Whatever you’re dreaming, find a way!

Whatever you’re dreaming, find a way!
If you haven’t heard her story of motivation & incredible feat of accomplishment, then this is well worth 15 minutes of your time.

Not only is Diana a total badass, this video means a lot to me.
After retirement, my uncle, who had been quietly frustrated throughout his career, took up endurance sports.
Long-distance cycling & long-distance ocean rowing.
Early on in his endurance journey he asked me if I would coach him.

I was so shocked. I was in my early 20’s.
“What did I know that I could teach him?” I thought.
But the fact that he asked me, made me ask that question of myself.

I started running when I was 7 years old.
I have been into fitness and thinking about motivation and the psychology of performance for a long time.
When I was 16 I completed the 125 mile Devizes to Westminster international kayak race.
Then ran the London marathon in sub-3hrs in my early 20’s.
Sometimes you can’t see the mountain of experience that you’re standing on.
Sometimes it takes someone else to point it out.

I shared this video with my uncle later on in his life to inspire him onto his next adventure.
He thanked me but never used it to catalyse him into action.
For a while I wondered why.
It turns out he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer and had been told that he didn’t have long to live.

He died a few months later.

To my dear uncle, when I watch this video, I think of you and am thankful for the guidance you gave me in my life.

Who has guided you in your life?
Think of one person.
Could you thank them today?