There is a time for planning and a time for action.

There is a time for talk and then the walk.

There is a time to put up or shut up.

People keep talking about what they want to do in life instead of actually doing it. I know because I’m one of those people. I was about to say I was not one of those people but that’s not really true. There are still things I’m holding back on sharing, doing, and saying.

Yesterday, I’m ran the Pittsburgh Half Marsthon for the Light of Life Rescue Mission team. They’ve raised over $130,000 to help feed, shelter, and assist the homeles of Pittsburgh.

At the beginning of this year, I wanted to do another charity runner campaign but I was reluctant to start my own so jumped a the offer from a coworker, and fellow Toastmaster, to run for Light of Life.

It’s been fun and I’m glad I joined the cause but it’s not the campaign I wanted to do originally. I had something else in mind but I got scared and skipped it. Maybe I wasn’t ready but it really came down to being afraid that I wouldn’t be successful. As I write these words they seem dumb because even after all this writing and speaking about letting go of my fears, they are still a part of me. I don’t know if that will ever change. It’s what Steve Pressfield calls, “The Resistance.” 

There is no good reason to be afraid of most things in life once you breakdown the possible consequences. That’s exactly what I’m doing as I plan the above goal I skipped this year. I might have to wait to try my goal again but I’m not going to let, “The Resistance,” back me down next year.