I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
I grew up in the good ole midwest, Illinois specifically. I *loved* Michael Jordan + the Chicago Bulls. I had a life size poster of Jordan on my wall along with another one of him “flying” through the air for a dunk. I love the quote above and I get goosebumps every time I watch the video below. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
What is success? 9000 missed shots? I think about my life…am I willing to “miss” 9000 shots? Could I “fail” that much? Makes me think of my dear friend & mentor, Alan Cohen who said in one of our interviews: “If at first you don’t succeed, then redefine success.” (Thanks to Ellen Mary for pulling that one out ;)). We get to make the rules. I think sometimes we limit ourselves because we make really crappy rules on what success looks like (well, at least I do).
What if we consistently chose to do things that scared us? What would our lives look like if we were willing to look like a failure or weird or an idiot? What if people criticized us? These are all things I continue to work with. I’m still practicing living out loud (the title of my first blog back in 2006). 🙂
Toddler Teaching Moment: My son has two pairs of moccasins. He wanted to wear one of each today. So…he’d be wearing two different shoes. At first I said: “They don’t match.” Then, I stopped and thought: “Why not? Why couldn’t he wear his shoes like that?” I had a quick chat with myself and realized there isn’t a certain rule on how you have to wear your shoes. I smiled. And, said: “Let’s do it.” I helped him put his shoes on and we went on our adventure. 🙂
warm lemon water + pinch of sea salt
morning delight tea/smoothie
16 oz green juice (post run)
big salad with/primal mayo, dulse, avocado, romaine, chlorella powder mashed together wrapped in seasnak (nori) sheets
fresh ginger tea + lemon with a splash of stevia drink
raw homemade ice cream before dinner then had cauliflower rice with 3 scrambled egg yolks
Movement: Exercising is important to me. I enjoy moving my body but I think I enjoy the way I feel (during + after) the most. I try to incorporate movement into my life as much as possible.
I know some at home Mamas talk about getting dressed up and ready for the day. I approach it a bit differently. I do a super simple beauty routine (like under 5 minutes) and put my workout clothes on so that I am ready for as many OTM’s (Opportunities To Move) as possible.
* 10 min walk + 20 min run pushing E in the stroller
* 20+ min walking around town doing errands with E
* I went to a bday party + was cruising all around/playing ping pong – life with a toddler = movement! 🙂
* 20 minute foam roller myofascial release before bed
Affirmation: I am vital and energized. I’ve got this!
Body Goodness: I am feeling good in my body. It felt really great to run this morning. It’s amazing how great it feels to move my body. I notice resistance (most times) but I’m always happy I did it. I am also feeling good and optimistic about my gut healing cleanse. Things seem to be moving along (pun intended ha). I am looking forward to seeing how great I feel at the end of the 6-8 weeks of repairing/healing.
Gratitude + Appreciation: I am grateful for all my sweet Mama friends. I am grateful for all the good people out in the world. I appreciate all the simple and profound moments I have with my son every day. I appreciate the freedom I have in all areas of my life. I am grateful for our awesome little doggie, Zeus. I am grateful for my amazing body and all that it does every day to keep me healthy.