“That which we manifest is before us; we are the creators of our own destiny. Be it through intention or ignorance, our successes and our failures have been brought on by none other than ourselves.”
- Garth Stein
I seem to keep forgetting this and need to keep reminding myself of this these days. I really forgot it during the tri - I let a moments frustration in the water throw off the rest of my race. The negative thoughts in my head were too loud and I let them take over until halfway through the run.
Just another way where the tri mimics life, at least for me.
I have a tendency to let the negative thoughts in and it sometimes stops me from realizing how capable I am - fortunately I have friends who are good at kicking my ass and believing in me more than I tend to. A good example of that happened this week a friend asked me to do a century ride tomorrow with her and I said “oh I couldn’t ride that far, I’m just not ready for that” she basically told me I was crazy and that her and I work out the same and told me all the reasons I could do it - and yeah she is right I could totally do it!! I however have a wedding to go to and since I don’t want to sleep during the wedding I’m not going to do it, but I do feel more confident that I could do it if I wanted to.
my next tattoo will be this quote - probably not all of it but at the very least “that which we manifest is before us…” it is something i need to remember to help keep the negative thoughts out of my head from defeating me before i even get the chance to try.