Where there is WILL, There will always be a way
I love stories in particular proverbs. When I rediscovered my love of reading as a child, I had a natural affinity to short proverbs collected from around the world. A proverb is a simple, concrete, traditional saying that expresses a truth based on common sense or experience. One of my favorite proverbs goes— “Where there’s a will, there’s a way or “Where there is will, ways will not be wanting”. During one of my long runs last week when time and exhaustion was such a challenge, this proverb spoke so loudly to my need to share it and expound on it.
Where there’s a will there’s a way” is a saying celebrating human will power. This proverb means that if we are determined to do something, we will get it done. This will be the case even if it is challenging, difficult, or seemingly impossible.
The famous saying highlights the ‘importance of willpower or strong determination in life’. It is a testament to the power of the will and a cue to move on what it is that we truly want. If we really want to succeed in our life, then we will surely find a way to achieve it.
I set a goal and hard core have committed to running a marathon before 40. It hasn’t been easy. I began training for the marathon right before I found out we were expecting and my runs had to slow down drastically. Then, we experienced miscarriage and physically I just couldn’t. Mentally, I had all of the reasons to just run until I couldn’t run anymore. Now that I am in recovery, time and exhaustion from day to day family life can persuade me to just stay home. Like last week, during Amira’s ballet practices, I wanted to just sit in the parent’s lounge eat M&M’s and small talk with the other moms.
Then I remembered, my WILL to accomplish something for me. The notion of running 26.2 miles is something just for me. It’s an opportunity to inspire myself to go full out to achieve something. This marathon thing isn’t cute. It’s a direct example of having will to keep going and staying committed through the long haul.
While I would have enjoyed chatting with the other moms, I really needed to use my time wisely and not make any excuses. Goals aren’t accomplished magically. It’s having the utter and dire will to take small actionable steps to get closer to what YOU desire. I had a whopping hour and a half free time so I changed my clothes, laced up my shoes and went for a nice run from Binghamption (Broad Ave District) to Union.
The RUN | 3.03 MILES @ 10’27” ave pace total time 31:41
I hope this run and this post is motivating to other women especially moms to go after your dreams and goals. We have the time! You see in my run details I completed a run with great time and met my training goals all in 31 minutes. I even had enough time to share these pictures on social media. We have to make time. Make time for ourselves and the dreams we have that have not one thing to do with our husbands and our children.
Remember, Where there is a will, there’s always a way.