These cards were created inspired by my own experiences: Joining the cycling club has opened up the door to so many great adventures, exhilarating experiences, and harsh challenges that truly pushed me to my limits. Some other cyclists tended to push themselves to the extremes!
Having rather a slim figure myself that was “great for climbing,” as my companions reckoned, many of them often thought I’d be the quickest of the pack.
Sadly, that wasn’t always true – training felt so painful at times. On a cold, rainy day, the thought of giving up became very tempting.
FOCUS ON WHAT YOU CAN ACHIEVE, AND YOU’LL ACHIEVE EVEN MORE
The desire to go on pushed me forward to the end. It didn’t matter how I placed; there wasn’t any shame in coming last, but giving up before the end? Now that would be something to be ashamed of. Whenever that harsh inner critic in my head starts to make me think I can’t, I immediately start a mantra to force that negativity away and embrace the belief that I can.
I can. I can. I can!
I know what it’s like to lack motivation. That’s why I’m sharing these short quotes with you, to give you a dash of encouragement on a little greeting card, so you can pass it on to others and help them find the right spark, too.