October 24

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What I learnt from cycling from London to Paris

If you would’ve told me 8 weeks ago that I’d be cycling from London to Paris in less than 2 months, I would’ve called you crazy! 

I mean, who does that?! 

How long does it take to train? There’s no time. 

No way I’m ready. 

Etc. 

I had all the excuses in the world. 

And just as I was dismissing the invitation, I had a moment of courage and excitement, and I said YES.

That’s all it took! 

Set a goal, then focus on the step by step implementation, without thinking about the overwhelming task.  

So, here I am, having just returned from Paris, after cycling 300km in 3 days with a bunch of awesome people raising money for a charity close to our hearts – Victoria’s Promise.

Here’s one of the biggest lessons I’ve learnt and I believe it’s relevant to you, especially if you find it hard to connect with the vision of you at your best. 

IT’S ALL ABOUT PERSPECTIVE

As I was cycling through the gorgeous countryside in France I started noticing a pattern.

I’d see a hill from afar and panic.

“OMG! That is so steep. Of course, that’s where we’re heading.” I was dreading the pain and exhaustion.

Then, I’d get focused on my pace.

On the present moment.

And just kept pedalling. 

Getting some momentum.

Without realising I’d be halfway through the hill, and what seemed an impossible task was tackled and done.

The reason I’m sharing this is so that you don’t get caught up in your fears and thoughts…

“How am I going to get there?”, “You’re joking, there’s no way I’ll look or feel like that.”, “This is impossible.”

Blah.
Blah.
Blah.

There are millions of reasons for which you can give up on yourself or the things you want to achieve. 

Don’t pay attention to them. 

Choose your goal/destination.

Feel it.

See the picture of it.

Connect to it knowing you’re heading that’s way.

And then start focusing on the NOW.

One day at a time.

One meal at a time.

One moment at the time.

Keep checking you’re on the right path, but don’t stress yourself over HOW you’re going to do it as it’s scary all in one go.

One day at a time, that’s all you’ve got to do.

Until next time, keep shining!

Lots of love,

Denisa xoxo


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