Eleanor Roosevelt was a wise woman. One of my oldest, most favorite quotes comes from that lady.
I remember seeing this quote on a magnet that actually had this same exact graphic on it. I was in a Life is Good store right before heading into my freshman year of college. That magnet stuck on my refrigerators all four years of my college career.
I think it spoke to the risk-taker in me. The goal setter. The girl who was a little terrified to move off to college on her own and begin a field hockey career. The girl who had lots of dreams and fears.
That girl is still here. And that girl still loves this quote.
Every time I am a little hesitant to embark on a new journey, I’m brought back to this Eleanor Roosevelt quote. I remember that each time I test my limits, face any possible fear, or try something I think I can’t do, I will either succeed or I will fail. Whichever the outcome, I will become a better version of myself.
Fist pound for you, Eleanor. Those little words have been floating in my head for years now. Through my NCAA field hockey career, in deciding to sign up for a half marathon despite hating running, in pulling the trigger to run a full marathon, in deciding to return to the theatre, and while taking any risks in my personal life, I have repeated these words to myself. They have inspired me, propelled me, and given me a little solace when taking a risk.
Now, I want to hear your words of fitpiration/inspiration. What are the words that push you to test your limits?