Perhaps one of the most exciting and rewarding aspects of your running life is the potential to go beyond your self-imposed limitations. You begin to realize that many of your limiting beliefs about what can or cannot be done are simply preconceived restrictions and attitudes taught to you by parents, teachers, friends and others during your formative years, with no objective basis in reality. The most damaging of these beliefs is the notion that such restrictions can never be changed and must be accepted without question as a blueprint for your future. We are reminded of the bumblebee, which, according to experts in the fields of aerodynamics and space engineering, should not be capable of flying. After much study, the experts concluded that the bee is too fat, too round, too slow, and not strong enough to fly. Fortunately, this little aviator cannot read these findings.
- from RUNNING WITHIN