Dons' musings about O Fallon Mo : Monday Motivation - Getting Past The Pain

Monday Motivation - Getting Past The Pain

Monday Motivation

 

"The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win." — Roger Bannister


I have recently started to exercise, again, after a long time away from Girl Runninganything that would resemble exercise.  That is unless you consider lifting a fork full of food to my mouth exercise.

There are times in my work life that things get painful and I have the tendency to just stop because it would be more painful to continue.  You know something like picking up the phone and making a less than good news call to a client.

To overcome my shortcomings I need to push past my wanting to stop when things start to get painful and my body says to stop after one push-up.  Or my fear of making that less than good news phone call.

Some of you may know who Roger Bannister is, so for those of you that don’t here is a little insight into who he is.  He is an English Neurologist born in 1929.  He is best known for being the first man to run a mile in less than four minutes.  He did this in 1954 when he ran a mile in 3 minutes 59.4 seconds.  This was done after multiple attempts and people telling him that he cannot do it.  Isn’t it amazing that once he broke the 4 minute mile how many others have come behind him and beat his record?

 

Today is my day to push past the pain!!

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Don Rogers is a licensed REALTOR® in Missouri.  I specialize in St. Charles County Missouri and have called O Fallon MO my home since 1993.  If you are looking to buy or sell or you are relocating to the area and would like information about the St Charles County MO area do not hesitate to give me a call at 314-954-6775 or if you would prefer to send me an email.

 

Comment balloon 13 commentsDon Rogers • March 14 2011 10:36AM

Comments

Thank you for the motivation!

Posted by Collette Sarmento, 781*258*9718--Your Agent For Life (Cameron Real Estate Group) over 8 years ago

Collette,

Thank you ma'am for stopping in and commenting this morning.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) over 8 years ago

Don, In order to improve, we must do more that we had been doing.  That includes our bodies, business and family

I need to lean on this one.

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) over 8 years ago

Hi Don - Good for you.  It is never too late to start.  Use it or lose it.

Posted by Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Associates) over 8 years ago

Don,

Are you going to run a mile in under 4 minutes??

Ann Hayden in Wildwood, MO

Posted by Ann Hayden 636-399-7544, SelectAnn.com (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties-St. Louis Missouri) over 8 years ago

Well Don, if you can do it so can I.........but I'm not even going to try for a 4 minute mile!

Posted by Ann Allen Hoover, CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL (RE/MAX Advantage South) over 8 years ago

Don, I really need to get back on exercise routine NOW!

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) over 8 years ago

William,

You are right we need to go past the pain to enjoy the benifits of our work.

 

Conrad,

I wish I had started much sooner than waiting til later.

 

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) over 8 years ago

Ann,

I am thinking that my mile run would last about a month.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) over 8 years ago

Ann,

I will try the 4 minute mile later I just want to get back into shape for now.

 

Rebecca,

I seem to miss it now when I don't make to to the gym as planned.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) over 8 years ago

Hi Don or as Arnold once said no pain - no gain

Posted by Tim Peterson, Realtor Safety Training Classes (Wisconsin Realtor Safety and Concealed Carry Classes) over 8 years ago

No doubt about it Don that 1st starting something is always the hardest part - especially exercise!

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) over 8 years ago

Roger Bannister set the bar for every other miler out there. And he's a great source of inspiration for you and everyone else who says "it can be done". Here's wishing you success in your "pushing yourself past your pain" efforts.

Posted by Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor (Helping people in transition) over 8 years ago

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