I read an interesting article the other day (link is below) about a mega marathon runner who discovered that when signing up for a mega marathon she would not be able to use her IPod during the race. First of all I cannot imagine running 50 miles to begin with and then to not have music as a source of inspiration? Instead of quitting or giving up on the idea of doing this mega marathon, she created a list of 50 inspirational people and dedicated a mile of her run to each of these people. When she was running a particular mile she would think about that person and use that person’s courage, determination, leadership as a source of inspiration for her to complete that mile.
I was thinking what a great exercise (no pun intended) this is for any of us to do when we face a challenge we do not want to undertake and/or feel a little overwhelmed doing so. Surrounding ourself with thoughts and pictures of people who have inspired us through their courage and determination can most certainly carry us through a challenge we may be facing. So I am starting to make my list of “50″ some famous, some not. Who would be on your list?