Stay on the Road — Sustaining Yourself to the Goal

We can have the aspiration to do something and have it be for all the wrong reasons.

Harrison Wendland

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“…And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith…” — Hebrews 12:1–2 NIV

It’s been said that there is a difference between being driven and godly drive.

We can have the aspiration to do something and have it be for all the wrong reasons.

We can also have the drive to do something and have it be for all the right reasons.

There’s an expression in sports that we don’t play for the name on the back, but for the team on the front.

“We need to live our purpose and serve God by leaving an impact on this world but with the hope that people would not remember our name but remember Jesus’s name.”

Sometimes we can get carried away in our ambitions, in making a name for ourselves, in building a “legacy” and none of those things are particularly bad on their own. However, it’s the carried away part that’s dangerous.

We can get caught doing things that we should be doing but get caught doing them for the wrong reasons. That’s when we get into trouble.

Here’s the thing.

Here’s what I told my group:

“Let’s start AND finish. All for God’s glory. Let’s become the BEST vessels we can.”

I have completed 75 Hard, the best mental toughness program, twice before. August 24, Wednesday, is going to be my day 1 for 2022. I am completing this a third time this year. I need to build back to where I know I need to be. I have such high standards for myself and have fallen beneath them.

2020 reflection on the beginning of 75 Hard, the first time through.

There is a purpose behind every single one of our actions. Even when we can’t understand the conscious reason for doing something (because maybe there’s only a subconscious reason), there is still a reason.

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Harrison Wendland

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