In the beginning stages of my quest to cycle cross-country to raise money for ASAS Ohio, I realized that one single trait will make the difference between success and failure. I must be relentless. Relentless in the face of all external and internal factors which could discourage me, knock me off course, or make me believe that it isn’t possible. I must go head-to-head with anything that gets in my way and keep pushing forward no matter how slow or difficult it may be for the time being. Flat tires, bent wheels, endless hills, wind, rain, and fatigue must never be stronger than my will to push on with the faith that I can overcome any momentary challenge. This is not entirely new - skateboarding taught me the power of never accepting that something can’t be done.
When I need to remind myself to stay relentless, I remember the words of Jason Lester, an incredible endurance athlete who happens to be disabled: “If you don’t stop, you can’t be stopped.” This phrase is as powerful as it is simple. When we have a goal we need to always keep working in that direction. We may need to take a quick break, we may need to slow down, we may need to re-plan, but we need to keep going no matter how hard it gets. This concept applies to anyone and to any dream. Remember, whatever your goal is, BE RELENTLESS.
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