Are your goals big enough??!!

​As I sit here in Leadville I can’t help but be overwhelmed with fear, doubt, excitement and a million other emotions… I see the people I’m surrounded with, the buzz of the town, the crews and pacers, the runners and the all important belt buckles. The more time I spend around the people that are accomplishing my goals the harder I want to work, the more I want to run, the less I want to eat and more excited I get. 
There’s many reasons I wanted to come to Leadville this weekend and so far I think I made the right decision. I can’t even explain the buzz and the vibe of this town. I’ve never seen an entire community come together for one event like Leadville comes together for the 100. 
I’ve wanted to run LT100 for a long time and I think this has solidified my goal and more importantly has solidified my mind to start taking action. I’ve been working on a few things lately and I’ve had to up route my entire schedule and I’ve had to cut some things out to make room for my most important goals. I have no doubt in my mind I made the right choice by signing up for the 100. I have no doubt I set the right goal of finishing in under 25 hours. I’m scared to death that I’m going to fail and that is exactly why I’m sure I’m on the right track. 
I’m about to embark on a treacherous journey over the next year. I’m going to have to be leaner, meaner, stronger, faster, tougher and I will have to execute my plan with perfection to do this. But with the fear comes an odd assurance and trust in myself. For some weird reason I have a faith in myself that I’ve never had before. I love to do things for others and help others work toward their goals (and I have no intention of stopping) but this one’s for me. I need to prove to myself that nothing is impossible. I need to know that by working hard and following my plan that I will in turn help others by leading by example and showing them my own actions. 
It won’t be easy. I’m going to fail, miss workouts, and will probably fall on my face (figuratively and literally) but through my actions, successes and failures I will show you that you can do anything you want. That any thing is possible. I know “I’m possible” and I want you to know that you’re possible too. I can’t wait to share the next year with you. It’s going to be an EPIC Journey and I know more than anything that because I believe in myself, “I’m possible”.
Run Epic my friends!

Published by Gary Stotler

Gary Stotler is a father, running, fitness, weight loss and personal development addict. Formally 400 pounds, Gary has naturally lost 200 pounds, created a coaching & speaking business and has become a 100 mile ultra-runner. Holding a degree in Psychology & Sociology, certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a personal trainer, mindset & behavioral modification coaching, a certification in DISC personality assessment coaching and he is a certified speaker, coach & mentor with the John Maxwell Team. Gary firmly believes, if we take One Step at a Time, nothing is impossible. He is determined to let his actions show people what is possible and hopes to help you shake up your thoughts, change your actions and create your future.

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