There will NEVER be a "Perfect" time!
I often revisit the moments from my bike ride across America in 2017. So many incredible people and challenges! Looking at the blog post I made on this day in 2017, the title was "Today was a rough day. Though I didn't elaborate, I still remember why I felt that way. Still, I rode about 26 miles that day, and my cumulative total had reached 1,768 miles.
I posted one of my favorite quotes from the late Wayne Dyer, "when you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change."
I've repeatedly stated that this ride profoundly changed my life, and it did! If I had waited for the "perfect" time to begin that journey, I would likely still be waiting. There will always be excuses why it's not the right time to embark on whatever adventure you're dreaming of... don't look for the reasons not to do it; instead, take steps towards it every day!
One thing that has always worked for me is publicly announcing your plans. Tell friends, family, and neighbors, and post to social media; these things hold you accountable. I took it one step further; after I decided to do my ride, I was employed full-time. I remember meeting with my boss and telling him my plan would take approximately 3 1/2 months to complete. I told him I hoped I had his support but was prepared to lose my job. That's how much completing this journey meant to me. Not only did my employer support me, but they also followed my adventure on the company's social media pages, and customers followed me too!
Whatever your dream, do it Today! No more somedays
I was honored to be share my bike ride with attendees at the KBOI business breakfast in Boise, Idaho in September 2018, a year after I completed my adventure. Below is a video that I shared with the group with just some of the highlights from my trip. You can learn more about my entire journey on my blog at Take Time For Life
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